This just in: Police in Irving have nabbed Joshua Duane Barnes, the guy who escaped this past weekend from state prison authorities’ custody in Galveston. This was his third escape in about a year from law enforcement’s supposedly firm grip; his two earlier attempts occurred in Amarillo.
Authorities say Barnes will be sent to a maximum-security prison.
Maybe now he’ll be put on the shortest leash possible.
Meanwhile, Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials have some explaining to do.