Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Warden Rejects Chubbuck Claims.

Byline: Guillermo Contreras Journal Staff Writer

Bank Robber Said Guard Was Brutal, Sold Him Escape Key

One of the heads of the Santa Fe County jail was the guard who bank robber Byron Shane Chubbuck accused of brutality and corruption.

Arrest warrant affidavits filed in Albuquerque Metropolitan Court against three alleged associates of bank robber Chubbuck said Chubbuck called radio station KZRR-FM 94 Rock this week to say that he would turn himself in if a Santa Fe County jail guard named "Wilford Romero" was arrested.

Authorities said that man, whose name is actually Wilfred Romero, is the associate warden of the jail. Chubbuck accused Romero of abusing inmates and selling Chubbuck a handcuff key he used in a Dec. …

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