Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Jail Officer Wins Race With Escapee.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

AROUND NORTHERN N.M.

A 19-year-old inmate and a detention officer from the Espanola Detention Center competed in a 50-yard dash last week when the inmate briefly escaped from the jail next to City Hall.

Detention Officer Moises Pena won the foot race and returned Daniel M. Ortiz of Santa Cruz to jail at 3:34 p.m. on Sept. 20, an Espanola police report stated.

Before the escape, Ortiz wasn't handcuffed because he had just been arraigned at Espanola Municipal Court on a contempt of court charge. …

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