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Handcuffed prisoner outruns, escapes Bowie County authorities

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TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

Deputies in Bowie County are on the hunt for a prisoner who escaped from the county jail while still in handcuffs.

Deputies say that surveillance video they released on Tuesday shows Demontrius Witcher, 26, running from the Bi-State Justice Center. His hands are cuffed and behind his back.

A probation officer chased him, but Witcher disappeared in downtown Texarkana, Texas.

Witcher, on probation for felony fraud, had reported to authorities because he had an active probation violation warrant. Authorities had taken him into custody at the jail's probation office when he escaped.

Authorities warn the public that Witcher should be considered dangerous.

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