2 inmates who escaped Arkansas jail captured in New Mexico


Authorities say two inmates who escaped from a jail in Little Rock by apparently crawling through a bathroom ceiling have been captured.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Friday that 31-year-old Jason Michael Brown and 47-year-old Geronimo Espericueta were captured after they were located in New Mexico. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a message late Friday afternoon.

Authorities say Brown was being held on robbery, burglary and theft charges, while Espericueta was being held on drug charges.

The pair were discovered missing early Thursday morning from the county jail in Little Rock. The sheriff’s office says the pair crawled through the ceiling in the “B” Unit, which is an older unit attached to the newer jail facility.

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