Arkansas prison escapee released from Las Cruces jail due to clerical error

Las Cruces News
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One of the two armed and wanted prison escapees from Arkansas who were captured late last week by New Mexico State Police are once again on the run.

Geronimo Medina-Espeicuta, 47, was released from the Doña Ana County Detention Center around 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 3 due to a clerical error made by the transport person with the New Mexico State Police office. 

According to Kelly Jameson with the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, the transport person placed Medina-Espeicuta’s paperwork in the wrong mailbox slot so it never made it to the judge for the arraignment at 1:05 p.m. Monday morning. 

Medina-Espeicuta was wanted along with 31-year-old Jason Michael Brown, for allegedly breaking out of the Pulaski County Detention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 30. The investigation led police to believe the pair were on the run in New Mexico. The U.S. Marshals relayed the information to NMSU who located the pair just after 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31 near Hatch, NM.

A high-risk felony traffic stop was conducted on the two men who were eventually taken into custody without incident.

The two were booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center and were to be held without bond pending extradition to Arkansas. Brown remains behind bars. The whereabouts of Medina-Espeicuta are unknown. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 911 immediately. 

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