Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Woman Escapes From Jail Work Crew.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

A Santa Fe woman's Tuesday morning escape from a work crew comprised of female jail inmates emphasizes the need for identifying inmates at risk of flight and not allowing them to participate in the program, the Santa Fe County sheriff said.

Linda Lucero, 54, escaped at around 9:30 a.m. from a county work crew cleaning the roadway in the area of St. Francis Drive and Sawmill Avenue, Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano said.

She was captured around 1:15 p.m. the same day, Solano added.

On Monday, Santa Fe District Judge Michael Vigil had sentenced Lucero to three years in prison for failure to comply with the conditions of her release on a prior conviction on counts of fraud, forgery and conspiracy. …

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