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Federal Inmate Escapee Arrested
OFFENSE: Escaped Federal Inmate Arrested
Location – Private land behind the Federal Prison
Deputies received information that inmates were escaping from the Federal Complex on the back side of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. It was reported that they were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility.
JCSO Narcotics Investigators and the U.S. Marshalls set up a surveillance around 5:45 p.m.. A vehicle entered onto the private property and made a drop of a large duffle bag. At approximately 7:30 p.m., an inmate ran from the Prison grounds and grabbed the duffle bag. As the escapee was running back towards the Prison, Deputies made the arrest.
The duffle bag contained 3 bottles of Brandy, 1 bottle of Whisky, multiple bags of Buglar tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home cooked food.
The escapee was identified as 25 year old Joshua Hansen of Dallas, Texas. He was in prison on Narcotics charges. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the charge of Escape and Possession of Marijuana. He also has a Federal Hold placed on him. The investigation continues.
Captain Crystal Holmes
409-835-8744 Main: 409.835.8411 Office:409-835-8744
1/25/2018 12:15 PM
Crystal Holmes, PIO