Missing Bexar County work­-release inmate back in custody

BCSO: Armando Vasquez found in 2800 block of W. Houston

SAN ANTONIO - A Bexar County work-release inmate who disappeared on Sunday morning is back in custody.

Paul Berry, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said deputies found 34-year-old Armando Vasquez in the 2800 block of West Houston, but he did not reveal the circumstances of how or where Vasquez was located.

He said Vasquez has been taken to the Magistrate's Office and be charged with escape.

Deputies said a woman also had been arrested, but no other information about her was given.

Sentenced to work release for violating a protective order, Berry said Vasquez had tested positive for drugs when he returned from work early Sunday.

As the process was underway to revoke his privileges, Berry said, "He walked out with a group of other inmates who were authorized to leave."

He said Vasquez blended with the others who were dressed in street clothes not jail uniforms.

Berry said it was the first time in recent memory that a work-release inmate has walked off.

He said up until then, Vasquez was considered a model work-release inmate with accrued good time.

Berry said Vasquez was scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday possibly wrapping up his sentence early instead of September.

Berry said they have many work-release inmates and this is the first time in recent memory an inmate has walked off.


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