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UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Apprehended in Midland


An inmate who escaped from the Midland County Detention Center has been apprehended.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, the inmate, who has been identified as Jose Guadalupe Lopez, 28, walked away from a work detail, took off his uniform and went to use a phone.

Some citizens in the area thought he looked like an escaped inmate and he was captured after a citizen on alert saw him hiding in some storage spaces. 

Officials tell NewsWest 9, a patrol officer and a detective were nearby and were able to catch him following a brief foot chase.

We're told Lopez had warrants out of Midland County as well as El Paso County.

Lopez will also be charged with prison escape, which is a felony.

No injuries were reported in connection with the escape.

NewsWest 9 will have more on this story tonight on NewsWest 9 at 4, 5, and 6 p.m.

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