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Attempted Murder Suspect Escapes From Arizona Prison

A real life “Prison Break” scenario unfolded at an Arizona prison when a prisoner charged with attempted murder carved his way out of his jail cell and broke out.

via Fox News

An Arizona inmate being held on attempted murder and robbery charges escaped from his jail cell Sunday before detectives apprehended him hours later in downtown Phoenix, said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Adan Orduno Jr. gained access to an overhead crawl space by tearing open a hole in the ceiling of his county jail cell, Arpaio said.

The crawl space eventually led the 26-year-old inmate to a fence, which he climbed to escape the facility, Arpaio said. Orduno was discovered missing just before 9 a.m. and authorities captured him around 6:15 p.m., according to the sheriff.

“We were fortunate to arrest him quickly,” Arpaio said.

Orduno was being questioned by authorities late Sunday and booked on suspicion of escape, the Arizona Republic reported. Officer Christopher Hegstrom, a sheriff’s spokesman, said the escape was the first for the 7-year-old south Phoenix facility.

So now even if he isn’t found guilty of the attempted murder charge, he’ll still have to do time for trying to break out. SMH. What a genius.

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