Regional
7:41 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

Jail Escapee Captured

Deming – Authorities say the last of three federal prisoners who escaped earlier this month from a Deming jail has been recaptured.

The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico says 30-year-old Mario Martinez-Rios was taken into custody Friday evening.

Federal authorities in Colorado developed information that led to Martinez-Rios being found at a vacant mobile home in Deming.

They say Martinez-Rios will be taken to the Dona Ana County Detention Center and appear Monday before a federal magistrate.

He was being held at the Luna County Detention Center in Deming on charges of entering the U.S. illegally.

Martinez-Rios and two others escaped April 17 through a hole in the fence surrounding the jail. Two of the men were caught the next day after being spotted by a Customs and Border Protection helicopter.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.