By James Clark | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The inmate who walked away from a work detail Tuesday in South Lubbock could spent up to 20 years in prison if convicted on his new charge of escape.
Sheriff Kelly Rowe says Gilbert Macias, 36, ran from an inmate work crew near South Loop and Indiana. After a dragnet lasting almost one hour, Macias was found hiding in a dumpster. Several schools were placed on lock down during the escape as a precaution.
Rowe said Wednesday in a written statement, "that the bond on the Escape charge for jail escapee Gilbert Anthony Macias was set at $50,000.00."
In Texas "escape" can be charged as a Class A Misdemeanor, or as a 2nd degree felony depending upon circumstances.
Rowe says "The Escape charge is a 2nd degree felony and carries a punishment of confinement of 2-20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections."
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