Seven Escaped Inmates on the Run - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/25/08

Seven Escaped Inmates on the Run

Courtesy: Curry County Courtesy: Curry County

Seven escaped inmates are at large Monday. One of them is a convicted murderer and another is facing a murder charge.

The group escaped from the Curry County Jail in Clovis, New Mexico Sunday night. The department says the men used handmade instruments to cut a hole in the roof of the jail.

Among the men on the run is Edward Salas, 21, who was sentenced to life in prison last month for the shooting of a 10-year old Clovis boy. Officials said that Salas shot into the boy's bedroom as he slept.

Larry McClendon, 19, was charged with an open count of murder in March.  Police say he played a role in the slaying of a Clovis store owner in January 2007. His last known address listed as Plainview.

Victor Sotelo, 26, was being held on charges of aggravated assault, as is Javier Zapata, 19, who is also charged with shooting at a vehicle and abuse of a child.

Raynaldo Enriquez, 19, has multiple charges pending for burglary, robbery, and assault and battery. Enriquez is from Clovis, but was born in Plainview.

Michael England, 29, is charged with tampering with evidence and felony possession of a firearm and lastly is Louis Chavez, 18, who has tribal patterns tattooed on both arms.

Warrants have been issued for each of the inmates. If you've seen any of these men, you are urged to call 911.

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