Arizona inmate escapes from work crew

- Cochise County deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from a work crew on Saturday morning in southeastern Arizona.

According to Cochise County spokesperson Carol Capas, the inmate was part of a work crew at the Cochise County Detention Center when he ran from the area on foot at about 1:20am on Saturday.  The inmate, Pedro Sandoval-Duarte, was seen running in a northeastern direction from the building.

Sheriff's deputies, along with members of the U.S. Border Patrol, Bisbee Police, the Arizona Department of Corrections and the Tombstone marshal's office, all responded to the scene to search the area for Sandoval-Duarte.  Road blocks have been set up, and vehicles are being searched, in an effort to find the escaped inmate.  He had been arrested on charges of possession and transportation of marijuana.

Sandoval-Duarte is described as five feet nine inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  If you see him, you're asked to call 911, and people are advised not to approach the subject.  Authorities say Sandoval-Duarte has a possible address listed in Mexico.


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