Jail inmate mistakenly released in Dona Ana County

October 29, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Mexico are looking for a Chaparral man mistakenly released from the Dona Ana County jail in Las Cruces.

According to the Sheriff’s [auth] Office, 23-year-old Humberto Escajeda was mistakenly released last week when he was re-arrested while already in custody in another case.

The Sheriff’s Office says what it called a “lapse of communication” allowed Escajeda to go free between when his traffic citations were paid and when he was processed on a no-bond warrant on an aggravated-robbery charge in Texas.

Escajeda now also faces a felony charge of escape from a peace officer.

He is described as 5-foot-11, about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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