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Authorities locate inmate who fled from work crew

Posted at 6:29 AM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 19:17:40-05

Authorities have located an inmate that escaped custody in Bisbee Saturday morning.

28-year-old Pedro Sandoval-Duarte was working on an inmate work crew at the Cochise County Detention Center when he went missing around 1:20 a.m.

Authorities say Sandoval-Duarte was observed by US Border Patrol cameras heading south toward the United States-Mexico border. 

All units were dispatched to the location to stop him from crossing into Mexico. 

At 1 p.m. Sandoval-Duarte was located, he is now being taken back into custody and transported to the Cochise County Jail in Bisbee to be booked with new charges. 

Sandoval-Duarte has been at the Cochise County Detention Center since August of 2016 after being charged for possession of marijuana, transportation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office personnel along with US Border Patrol, Bisbee Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Corrections K-9 Chase Team, air support from CCSO's Geronimo,the Arizona Department of Public Safety as well as mounted (horse) patrols from the Sheriff's Office all assisted in the search.