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Walker County Jail fugitive still on loose

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Trent Archie is 6-foot-1, about 190 pounds with brown eyes and was wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts. If you see him you are being asked to call authorities.

A Texas jail escapee once imprisoned for murder is still on the loose while his girlfriend is held on charges that she helped him flee.

The Walker County Sheriff's Department on Thursday said the search continues for Trent De'Ray Archie, who overpowered a guard Tuesday.

Investigators on Wednesday announced the arrest of Archie's girlfriend on a charge of facilitating his escape by allegedly providing a getaway car. Bond is $1 million for Latoya Marsha Wright of Livingston.

Archie was convicted of murder in the 2004 killing of an alleged drug dealer and received 40 years in prison. His conviction was overturned in 2009 and he was granted a new trial. Archie was freed on an appeals bond but was arrested this year on a drug possession count.

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