The Sheriff’s Office is investigating how an inmate slipped out of his handcuffs and then tried to escape from Lerdo Jail by stealing a van.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt says 24-year-old Ramon Castro was stopped around 7:30 yesterday morning when he crashed into the personal truck of a detentions deputy at the front gate. Six other inmates were inside the van at the time but deputies think Castro tried to escape on his own.
Castro is facing multiple charges that include felony escape and grand theft auto. None of the other inmates in the van were seriously hurt.
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