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TX prison escapee in custody

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Dallas, TX - A prison escapee is back in custody after an escape late Tuesday.

Franklin B. Davis stole a deputy's gun and escaped from a Dallas hospital before taking refuge in a van about a mile away.

There he kept police at bay for about two hours before surrendering.

Davis is awaiting trial in the death of a 16 year old girl.

Investigators are currently trying to determine how he was able to disarm a deputy.