Officials: Texas inmates repeatedly escaped, returned with booze
The inmates had contraband including alcohol and phones
By C1 Staff
BEAUMONT, Texas - Four inmates who regularly escaped from and returned to a federal prison in Texas with whiskey and cell phones were finally caught in the act, NBC News reports.
Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. marshals acted on “repeated reports” that four prisoners were regularly coming and going from the Federal Prison Complex in Beaumont, Texas, NBC reports. Authorities saw the four men leaving the grounds on Friday and cutting through a neighboring ranch.
The men were identified to NBC as Julian Lemus, Leo Martinez, Silevstre Rico and Robert Young. Marshals arrested them when they returned to the prison and confiscated contraband in bags, including whiskey and cellphones, according to the report.