Inmate Escape Prompts Couple's Arrest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Montgomery County couple faces charges that they helped a convicted robber escape from a Fort Worth lockup for parole violators.

Forty-five-year-old Jacqueline Diaz Chavez is the sister of escapee Eladio Diaz Junior.

She and her husband, 39-year-old Jose Chavez, were arrested today at their home in Porter and charged with hindering apprehension. Each is held on five-thousand dollars bond.

Prison officials say 46-year-old Eladio Diaz Junior remains at large. He was last seen Sunday night at the North Texas Intermediate
Sanction Facility.

Authorities believe Diaz is in the Houston or Dallas-Fort Worth areas. Diaz was convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in Nueces County, began serving his 25-year prison sentence in 1991 and was paroled in 2003.

Diaz was arrested in November, charged with making a terroristic threat and his parole was revoked.

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