Ector County Inmate Back Behind Bars After Walking Off Work Crew

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

An Ector County inmate is back behind bars after for walking off a work crew on Thursday morning.

18-year-old Ignacio Guerrero has been in jail for about week for violating his probation on a misdemeanor marijuana charge.

Authorities say he was on a work detail at the Ector County Annex on east 8th Street when he ran off around 10:25 a.m.

Deputies, police officers and State Troopers descended on the area to look for him.

Officers blocked off areas of north of 8th Street and brought in the K-9 unit.

After a couple of hours, they found Guerrero hiding the alley behind Payless Shoes across the street from the Annex.

He was taken into custody without any trouble.

Guerrero now faces escape charges.