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UPDATE: Authorities capture inmate who walked away from work crew

Juan C. Nunley (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections) Juan C. Nunley (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities have captured a minimum-custody inmate who walked away from a supervised work crew.

Juan C. Nunley left the crew on Wednesday, Dec. 6 near the ASPC-Safford sewage pond, according to a news release from Arizona Department of Corrections. 

A member of the ADC Chase Team found him Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, hiding in an irrigation drain in a vacant lot near the Church Street Storage facility.

The ADC has dispatched chase teams, tracking dogs and the fugitive apprehension unit  to find Nunley. Local authorities are also assisting in the search. 

"ADC's Chase and K-9 Teams, in coordination with the Graham County Sheriff's Office, Town of Thatcher Police Department, Safford Police Department, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (which provided helicopter air support), all did an excellent job to successfully pursue the fugitive inmate and return him to state custody without incident,” ADC Director Charles L. Ryan said in a news release. 

Nunley, had been housed at ASPC-Safford since returning to prison in 2014 after being convicted out of Pima County.  He was serving seven years for theft and trafficking in stolen property.  

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