Escaped prisoner back in custody, MCSO reports - Tucson News Now

Escaped prisoner back in custody, MCSO reports

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By Jadiann Thompson and Colton Shone, KPHO / Phoenix

PHOENIX - An inmate who escaped from the Lower Buckeye Jail Sunday morning while being held on attempted murder and robbery charges is back in custody, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.

Adan Orduno, 26, described as "extremely dangerous," was discovered missing from the jail at 3250 W. Lower Buckeye Rd. at about 8:53 a.m. Sunday, MCSO spokesman Christopher Hegstrom said.

Jail personnel searched jail property, including the tent city lock-up, in an attempt to determine whether Orduno might be hiding somewhere on the grounds or if he had made a clean getaway.

Late Sunday afternoon, Hegstrom confirmed Orduno was not hiding anywhere in the complex

Orduno was one of two suspects arrested last fall in connection with a Phoenix jewelry store robbery and subsequent officer-involved shooting on Oct. 28, 2011.

His alleged accomplice in the robbery, Jonathan Corrales, 23, told authorities he planned to sell a couple of pieces of the stolen merchandise and use the money to feed his family.

"The guy does have a bad record," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Sunday. "We are concerned about that. He fled from police in the past. So they should be on alert."


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