Third arrest made after two New Mexico inmates escape from transport van

Third arrest made after two New Mexico inmates escape from transport van
Lionel Clah and Joseph Cruz (Source: New Mexico State Police)

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KWES) - A third arrest has been made in the aiding and harboring of two men who escaped from New Mexico custody last week.

The sister of one of the prisoners, Olivia Cruz, 38, was arrested on Thursday morning.

The warrant was served at the Sandoval County jail, where she is housed on unrelated charges.

She was arrested last week on the separate charges after police questioned her about the escape of Joseph Cruz and Lionel Clah.

Police say Olivia Cruz let her brother and Clah stay at a friend's apartment in Albuquerque knowing the two had escaped.

The pair escaped from a transport van in Artesia and spurred a days-long manhunt before the two were caught over the weekend in Albuquerque.

Two other women were arrested Wednesday night, also accused of aiding and harboring the inmates.

Copyright 2016 KWES. All rights reserved.