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Inmate Recaptured, Leaving 5 Fugitives At Large

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have recaptured a third inmate
who escaped from the Curry County Jail in Clovis, New Mexico.
District Attorney Matt Chandler said this morning that
19-year-old Javier Zapata was taken into custody by federal
marshals last night in Cactus, Texas. That leaves five fugitives on
the loose.
Eight inmates shimmied up pipes behind a wall in a jail shower
Sunday night. Then, they cut a hole in the roof and apparently used
an evergreen tree to break their fall from the two-story building.
One was captured by police a short time after escape, and
another was caught last night in Lubbock by authorities acting on a
tip.
Police believe most of the men remaining at large have separated
but investigators believe two of them remain together.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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