Mar 5, 2014 10:05 PM by Joanna Wise, Connie Murphy

Search continues for last inmate on the run

Update as of  9:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Otero County Sheriff Department continue to search for Angel Castrejon.
No other details to report at this time. We will continue to track this story and bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.


As of early Wednesday evening, multiple agencies continued its search for Angel Castrejon, one of the four inmates that escaped from the Otero County jail.

Curtis Apodaca, Malcom Hoffert and Johnny Nunez are back in custody.

Sheriff Chris Johnson says the three inmates were captured in different places, he wouldn't expand on how they were apprehended.

"We have millions of dollars worth of helicopters flying with forward looking infrared," said Johnson. "But it really comes down to good old police work."

Johnson says two of the inmates rushed a detention officer, before opening a second cell, letting the other two out.

"After a brief scuffle with staff, they we're able to exit the building," said Johnson.

Tom Anderson is the manager of the Midtown Motel, which sits right next to the county jail. He says he received the mandatory reverse 911 call shortly after 8 p.m. last night.

"We immediately made sure there weren't guests wandering the parking lot or somebody here that wasn't supposed to be here," said Anderson.

The inmates were facing charges ranging from theft to drugs prior to the escape.

According to records, this isn't Castrejon's first jail break. He escaped from the county jail last year, making it to Texas before being caught.

Johnson says security changes were made after Castrejon's first escape, and it will be looked at again.


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