BISBEE, AZ (3TV News) – A Cochise County jail inmate who ran away while working on a work crew at the county jail in Bisbee has been recaptured after being spotted heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Pedro Sandoval Duarte of Sonora, Mexico, faces new charges after being recaptured Saturday afternoon and returned to jail.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the inmate was returned to custody after being observed on Border Patrol cameras headed south toward the border.
The Sheriff’s Office says Sandoval Duarte had run away from the jail early Saturday morning.
He been jailed since Aug. 1 and is charged with marijuana offenses, including transportation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.
Multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies helped in the search, which included aircraft and personnel on horseback.