Three Escaped Texas Jail Inmates Recaptured

SIERRA BLANCA (October 9, 2012)--Three inmates who escaped from the Hudspeth County Jail and stole a patrol car were back in custody Tuesday after a chase on Interstate 10 chase that left a deputy hurt.

The Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office said the three broke out Monday night after overpowering guards.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office did not immediately provide further details early Tuesday.

Officials say a deputy suffered a shoulder injury in a wreck during the pursuit on I-10.

Hudspeth County, in far West Texas near El Paso, has gained attention in recent years for celebrity arrests in drug cases.

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple was arrested last month for hashish possession.

Country star Willie Nelson, rapper Snoop Dogg and actor Armand Hammer were arrested on marijuana charges in unrelated cases.


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