Convicted Texas sex offender, Comeaux, still loose

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A convicted sex offender who escaped from Texas prison guards during a transfer is drawing the attention of legislative leaders.

Texas prison system spokeswoman Michelle Lyons told The Associated Press that Arcade Joseph Comeaux (KOH'-moh) Jr. was still on the run Wednesday.

State Sen. John Whitmire of Houston, who chairs the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, on Tuesday called for more answers on how the 49-year-old inmate was able to flee.

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