Texas Inmates Caught Escaping Prison For Whiskey Run

Written by Alyssa Brook October 15, 2019
Photo Credit: ez and Silvstre Rico Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Texas Inmates Caught Escaping Prison For  Whiskey Run

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Four inmates from a Texas federal prison were caught after they escaped to get some whiskey.

According to a Facebook post, a special surveillance operation was put in place after sheriff’s deputies and US Marshalls got “repeated reports of prisoners continuing to escape” from Beaumont federal prison. Apparently, prisoners had been escaping and returning with whiskey and cellphones.

Last Friday, four men were spotted escaping out of the jail, however, they were quickly discovered and arrested. Police found the men to be in possession of cellphones along with bottles of whiskey.

“Investigators observed 4 males leave the prison grounds and cut through a neighboring ranch. The inmates ran when they saw the Law Enforcement Officers step out of the brush. All 4 inmates were quickly taken into custody,” the statement read.

The men have been identified as Julian Lemus, 34, Robert Young, 45, Leo Martinez, 25, and Silvstre Rico, 35. They have  all been charged with escaping custody.

It is unclear how the men escaped, or where the contraband came from.

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