CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Clovis police have arrested the seventh of eight men who fled the Curry County jail Aug. 24.
Police Captain Patrick Whitney says 19-year-old Louis Chavez was captured Monday without incident in a vehicle outside a Clovis grocery store after a citizen spotted him. Whitney says Chavez gave officers a false name, but was quickly identified.
He says Chavez told police he'd been in Texas and returned to Clovis just hours before being captured. The inmates had escaped by stealing a key to a plumbing closet, climbing the pipes and cutting a hole in the roof.