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Guard dead, two Texas prison escapees caught

These photos provided by the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice show inmates Jerry Martin and John Ray Falk These photos provided by the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice show inmates Jerry Martin and John Ray Falk

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Two escapees from the Wynne Unit have been caught after a guard on horseback died today when she was run over by a stolen pickup.

Inmate John Ray Falk was nabbed after fleeing a work detail near Huntsville.

Jerry Martin was caught later -- up a tree.

Martin had been imprisoned since 1997 and was serving a 50-year sentence for attempted murder out of Collin County.

Falk was serving a life sentence since 1986 for a Matagorda County murder.

Authorities say 1 of the prisoners asked guard Susan Canfield to hold what officials believe was a watch. Canfield reached for the object -- and a struggle broke out.

Officials say one inmate took Canfield's weapon, while the other inmate grabbed another guard's gun.

The inmates then exchanged gunfire with officers -- before fleeing and running over Canfield.

The stolen weapons have been recovered.

The fate of the horse wasn't immediately known.

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