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Last of 4 inmates recaptured after Tuesday escape

By: Associated Press
March 6, 2014 Updated: March 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm
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photo - Top left: Malcom Hoffert. Top right: Curtis Apodaca. Bottom Left: Johnny Nunez. Bottom right: Angel Castrejon. Four inmates escaped from the Otero County Jail by rushing a detention officer and then opening a second cell to let two other inmates out of another cell. After fighting with another deputy, the four were able to leave the facility and they fled to the northwest and then north across Highway 50 and into the rail yards in La Junta. (Photos provided by the Otero County Sheriff's Office)
Top left: Malcom Hoffert. Top right: Curtis Apodaca. Bottom Left: Johnny Nunez. Bottom right: Angel Castrejon. Four inmates escaped from the Otero County Jail by rushing a detention officer and then opening a second cell to let two other inmates out of another cell. After fighting with another deputy, the four were able to leave the facility and they fled to the northwest and then north across Highway 50 and into the rail yards in La Junta. (Photos provided by the Otero County Sheriff's Office) 

LA JUNTA — Authorities say the last of four inmates has been recaptured two days after they escaped from the Otero County jail by overpowering guards.

Sheriff Chris Johnson says 23-year-old Angel Castrejon was found in a house in La Junta Thursday afternoon.

Johnson says Castrejon surrendered peacefully when La Junta Police Chief Todd Quick found him there.

Johnson says an older woman was also in the home but apparently didn't know Castrejon was there. She wasn't harmed.

Castrejon was facing drug charges. He had escaped before from the same jail.

He and the three other inmates escaped Tuesday night.

The other three were captured earlier, but no details have been released. They were identified as 21-year-old Curtis Apodaca, 22-year-old Malcolm Hoffert and 30-year-old Johnny Nunez.

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