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Johnston Unit Escape Update

Update: At approximately 1605 hours, Offender Elliott was apprehended along FM 515 east of Winnsboro by TDCJ correctional staff, without incident. He will be transported to the Wood County Jail for arraignment on felony escape charges and returned to TDCJ custody.




On July 22, 2019, at approximately 0830 hours, while monitoring an outside offender work crew, staff discovered that an offender was missing. The work crew was returned to the unit. The unit was placed on lockdown and a special count was initiated. It was verified that offender Elliott, Alvin TDCJ #2266355, B/M/25 had walked away from his job assignment outside the secured perimeter of the unit. The escape plan was implemented, and the incident command center was activated. Local law enforcement, DPS and the office of the Inspector General have been notified.

The TDCJ received offender Elliott on June 24, 2019, from Morris County as a condition of his probation for Burglary of a Habitation.