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Six Inmates Still on the Loose

Victor Sotelo Victor Sotelo
Larry McClendon Larry McClendon
Javier Zapata Javier Zapata
Michael England Michael England
Edward Salas Edward Salas

One inmate is back in custody tonight... But the search continues for six other Curry County escapees.

Late Monday night, Curry County Sheriff that one suspect has been caught in Lubbock.

Raynaldo Enriquez has not given information on where other escapees may be... But officials say they are still questioning him.

26 year old Victor Sotelo faces aggravated assault charges. He has the word "Shorty" tattooed on his stomach.

Larry McClendon is six one, 152 pounds. The 19 year old is charged with murder.

Javier Zapata has his last name tattooed on his back and his first name on his right arm. He faces multiple charges including abuse of a child.

Michael England has the phrase "Only God Can Judge Me" tattooed on his back. He is charged with tampering with evidence.

Edward Salas was just handed down life plus 56 year sentence for his role in the shooting death of a 10-year old Clovis boy in 2005.

Louis Chavez has "Fear None" written across his chest. He is charged with extreme cruelty to animals.

Officials say the men punched a hole through the ceiling using man made tools... After scaling a sewage pipe up to the roof.

They then used the trees as a pad to jump down the two stories.

Officials say they believe the men have split up, other than england and mcclendon who may still be traveling together.

Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray says, "we have assigned fugitive impact teams to each individual fugitive from justice. These impact teams will work around the clock until we have captured these escapees."

Officials say they are investigating whether an employee in the jail assisted the escapees.

But their first goal is finding these men.

Though officials do admit the jail was understaffed at the time of the escapee.

Now they are focusing on where the men are headed.

District Attorney Matthew Chandler says, "Law enforcement have been in touch with each other... Communication is essential right now. The federal authorities are working very closely. The U.S. Martial is in town and they are working very closely with boarder patrol to make sure we secure our boarders."

Chandler says earlier road blocks established have been lifted... And BOLO's - or be on the look out's have been issued in New Mexico and Texas.

If you see these dangerous men or know where they are hiding you are asked to call the Curry County Sheriffs office at (575) 769-2335.

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