Police dogs help catch Houston-area jail escapee

Police dogs help catch Houston-area jail escapee

Credit: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office / KHOU

Britt Privatte was seen walking from a local hotel just after midnight Wednesday and as investigators converged, he ran into a wooded area to try and elude capture

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Associated Press

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 28 at 9:40 AM

CONROE (AP) -- A Houston-area bank robbery suspect who fled jail more than a week ago has been caught after police dogs tracked him into some woods.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says Britt Privatte was captured Thursday in north Harris County and a dozen people face charges.

Lt. Dan Norris says Privatte was seen walking from a hotel. Police dogs found Privatte into a tree, he jumped and ran but was caught. Privatte was treated for a dog bite before being returned to the lockup in Conroe.

Norris says 11 inmates are charged with hindering apprehension in the March 17 escape from a jail recreation area. A person from Cleveland, about 25 miles east of Conroe, faces evidence tampering charges.

Privatte was jailed on aggravated robbery charges following a January bank holdup.
 

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