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Jal, N.M. Police Searching for Man Who Escaped Police Custody

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JAL, N.M. - A suspect escaped from police in Jal, New Mexico, but not before being tased and assaulting an officer.

Police are looking for Jesse Armando Tapia.

Officers arrested him on an outstanding warrant for a parole violation stemming from a robbery charge out of California.

While he was being booked, Tapia ran from the booking area and was tasered.

But that didn't take him down.

He removed the taser prongs and then assaulted an officer before running out of the police department.

Tapia is about 5'10" and weighs about 185 pounds.

He also has a tattoo that says "Caliphas" on the right side of his neck.

If you see him, you're asked to contact law enforcement immediately and do not approach him as he is considered dangerous.