Three capital murder suspects captured after escape from Bexar County Jail
SAN ANTONIO -- Three capital murder suspects who escaped from the Bexar County Detention Center Friday morning are now back in custody.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the trio managed to cut through some mesh in a recreation area around 10:40 a.m., jump out onto a roof and climb down using some bed sheets. They then left in a white 4-door Mercury or Chrysler being driven by a unidentified female.
The sheriff said they immediately identified the inmates, who he described as medium security prisoners, as well as the suspected getaway driver.
Area law enforcement agencies, including the San Antonio Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force were contacted and information concerning the escaped inmates was released on social media. A short time later, they learned the suspects were believed to be at a restaurant near Blanco and Hildebrand. Officers found them at the restaurant and all three and their suspected accomplice were taken into custody. Sheriff Salazar said they had everyone back in custody within about 40 minutes.
The sheriff said the Detention Center will remain on lock down for the foreseeable future until they find out exactly how the inmates were able to coordinate an escape.
The inmates have been identified as Luis Antonio Arroyo, Eric Trevino and Jacob Anthony Brownson.
Arroyo was jailed on charges of Capital Murder, Injury to Elderly - Bodily Injury, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and a parole violation. Trevino had been booked on Capital Murder, Possession of a Control Substance, Violation of a Sex Offender charges. Brownson was in jail on charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
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