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Missouri prison escapee captured by U.S. Marshals in Kentucky

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Christopher Hunt, 33, overpowered a Texas County, Mo. transport officer and stole a marked van Monday (Credit: Mo. Highway Patrol) Christopher Hunt, 33, overpowered a Texas County, Mo. transport officer and stole a marked van Monday (Credit: Mo. Highway Patrol)
Christopher Hunt, 33 (Credit: Mo. Highway Patrol) Christopher Hunt, 33 (Credit: Mo. Highway Patrol)

TEXAS COUNTY, MO. (KMOV.com) – U.S. Marshals have captured a prisoner who stole a transport van during his escape in June. 

The Marshals took Christopher Hunt back into custody after finding him in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Last month, Hunt was being transported back to Sheriff’s Department of Texas County when he overpowered a transport officer and escaped. During his getaway, Hunt stole a marked gray transport van, Missouri Highway Patrol officials said. 

The patrol said Hunt, 33, was last seen in the Texas County transport van traveling on US 63 southbound from south of Edgar Springs around 10:30 a.m.

Hunt was last seen wearing a green and white jail uniform. The Missouri Highway Patrol said Hunt has numerous tattoos on his body, including one that reads "tough times" on his hands.

Texas County is located about 150 miles south of St. Louis.

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