Police Recapture Convicted Sex Offender Who Escaped From Texas Prison

The search for a man serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for sexually abusing a child ended Sunday night after he was recaptured by police, Michael Bartiromo and Chad Washington report for WANE. Robert Yancy Jr. escaped the Clemens Unit detention in Brazoria County, just south of Houston, on Sunday afternoon. Authorities initiated an immediate search for Yancy who was observed driving a 2021 Nissan Versa shortly after his escape, with his mother in the car. He was found and recaptured in Matagorda County, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. Officials have not yet disclosed any additional charges related to Yancy’s escape.

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