Prisoner who fled van captured in North Texas

PALO PINTO, TX

Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer says Michael Rimmer was found by deputies Sunday morning at a convenience store near Santo. He was taken to the Palo Pinto County Jail without incident.

A detention officer said Rimmer was being held without bond.

Rimmer escaped in Olney about 1 a.m. Saturday when the van in which he and other prisoners were traveling stopped at a convenience store.

The prisoners were being transported by a private company.

Olney Police Chief Barry Roberts says Rimmer has a criminal history that includes assaulting a police officer and drug dealing.

Olney is about 100 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

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