Texas Seven Escapees

Authorities say Michael Anthony Rodriguez escaped along with six other inmates from the Connally Unit prison in Karnes City, TX on December 13, 2000. Authorities say the inmates took 11 employees and three other inmates hostage in the maintenance shop where they worked. Then, they dressed in clothes taken from the civilian workers and raided a guard tower for weapons and ammunition. Authorities say they surprised two guards near the back gate and tied them up before making their getaway in a white pickup truck. The truck was later found about 50 miles away from San Antonio.

On December, 24, 2000, investigators say the seven escapees robbed an Oshman's Super Sports store in Irving, Texas. The suspects struck at closing time and took several employees hostage. Police say the suspects took 25 firearms, ammunition and $70,000 in cash and checks. While fleeing the store, officials say the suspects shot and killed Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins.

MICHAEL ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ
Escape, Capital Murder 
Age: 38 D.O.B. 10 - 29 - 62 
Sex: Male 
Race: White Hispanic 
Height: 5' 7
Weight: 210 lbs 
Eye Color: Brown 
Hair Color: Black 
Scars: Unknown 
Tattoos: Unknown 

RANDY ETHAN HALPRIN 
Escape, Capital Murder 
Age: 23 D.O.B. 09 - 13 - 77 
Sex: Male 
Race: White 
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 197 lbs 
Eye Color: Hazel 
Hair Color: Black 
Scars: Lower right wrist area 
Tattoos: Unknown 

LARRY JAMES HARPER 
Escape, Capital Murder 
Age: 37 D.O.B. 09 - 10 - 63 
Sex: Male 
Race: White 
Height: 5' 11 
Weight: 165 lbs 
Eye Color: Brown 
Hair Color: Black 
Scars: Unknown 
Tattoos: Unknown 

Patrick H. Murphy, Jr.
PATRICK HENRY MURPHY, JR.
Escape, Capital Murder 
Age: 39 D.O.B. 10 - 03 - 61 
Sex: Male 
Race: White 
Height: 5' 7
Weight: 160 lbs 
Eye Color: Blue 
Hair Color: Brown 
Scars: Right side of abdomen, burn scar outside of right forearm 
Tattoos: Unknown 

Donald K. Newbury
DONALD KEITH NEWBURY 
Escape, Capital Murder, Aggravated Robbery 
Age: 38 D.O.B. 05 - 18 - 62 
Sex: Male 
Race: White 
Height: 6' 1 
Weight: 200 lbs 
Eye Color: Brown 
Hair Color: Brown 
Scars: Top of right knee, under left eye, outside right elbow 
Tattoos: LIZARD on left arm, various tattoos around neck. 

GEORGE RIVAS
Escape, Capital Murder, Aggravated Robbery 
Age: 30 D.O.B. 05 - 06 - 70 
Sex: Male 
Race: White Hispanic 
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 230 lbs 
Eye Color: Brown 
Hair Color: Black 
Scars: Unknown 
Tattoos: Unknown 

JOSEPH C. GARCIA 
Escape, Capital Murder 
Age: 29 D.O.B. 11 - 06 - 71 
Sex: Male 
Race: Hispanic 
Height: 5' 11
Weight: 198 lbs 
Eye Color: Brown 
Hair Color: Brown 
Scars: Open scar left side groin. Cut scar left thigh. 
Tattoos: Yin Yang symbol on back of right shoulder. Arlene right wrist 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Texas Criminal Department of Criminal Justice

Irving Police Department

Internal Memorandum - The PortalofDallas.com has obtained a Internal Memorandum detailing the prison escape. This memorandum was NOT supposed to be released to the public, but the Portal of Dallas has obtained it and is publishing it here for your information.

more to come!

 


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