U.S. Marshals '15 Most Wanted' fugitive, Arcade Joseph Comeaux, Jr.,
has been apprehended in Houston, TX after a week on the run. Comeaux
was serving three life sentences when he
escaped custody during his transport from Huntsville, Texas to
Stiles, Texas on November 30, 2009.
During the escape, Comeaux, Jr. allegedly produced a
weapon and fired upon two correctional officers, took them hostage
and forced them to drive to Baytown, Texas, where he restrained the
officers in the back of the van, took their firearms and one of
Comeaux was in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual
assault of a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Texas authorities, the weapons conviction stemmed from
a 1999 incident where he stabbed his wife 17 times while she was
visiting him in prison.
He now faces additional charges of kidnapping and one charge of
escape out of Montgomery County, Texas. He is also wanted on a
warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution by the U.S.
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