KGUN 9 On Your SideNews

Actions

2 of 3 Border Patrol escapees back in custody

default.png
Posted at 4:15 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 19:34:24-04
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (/KGUN9-TV/AP) - Authorities say two Border Patrol detainees are back in custody after escaping from a contractor's bus in Casa Grande in south-central Arizona and the search continues for the third escape.
 
The Border Patrol says the three men escaped from a transport vehicle about 10 p.m. Tuesday, but one was recaptured early Wednesday.
 
Police say 25-year-old Augusto Daniel Chavez-Sosa was located in Casa Grande about 2 p.m. Wednesday and turned over to the custody of the Border Patrol.
Authorities still are searching for 22-year-old Heriberto Castellanos-Uribe, a Mexican national who was arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling.
The agency says the three escaped through a ceiling hatch while the bus was stopped at a traffic light.
 
The detainees were being transported from Ajo to a Border Patrol station in Casa Grande.