According to officials, Archie was out of his cell to make a phone call to his mother, but instead he overpowered a jailer and pushed past two more guards, got a door unlocked and fled the building.
Archie was spotted in the Forest Hills subdivision and his jail clothes were found in the neighborhood, but hasn't been seen since. He's from Huntsville.Law enforcement says they continue to get leads from the public and Quannel X told us that Archie called him Tuesday wanting to turn himself in. Quannel X said he expects Archie to call him today in order to arrange a surrender to the Texas Rangers. The search for Archie has spread beyond Huntsville. "We're searching out of Walker County right now. We have teams down in Harris County doing some follow-up work down there, " said Chief Deputy Butch Davis of the Walker Co. Sheriff's Office. "We're working very close with the Gulf Coast Regional Offenders Task Force and they're the one that's in charge of the investigation down in Harris County." Archie was being held in the Walker County Jail on a drug possession charge. He had been granted a new trial after having a 2006 murder conviction overturned, but his mother told Eyewitness News that he still felt like he wasn't getting a fair shake on other charges against him. "I just want him to know that I love him and to come back and fight this the right way, the correct way," said Jackie Archie. Archie stands 6-foot-1 and weighs about 190 pounds. He has brown eyes and was wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts. Archie has a dragon tattoo on his right arm stretching from his elbow down to his wrist. If you have information on Archie, you can call 911 or the Walker County Sheriff's Office. You also may be eligible for a cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Callers may disclose location of the fugitive, an address, or a neighborhood where he is hiding. Stay with Eyewitness News and abc13.com for the latest on this story.