Police say last missing Otero County Jail inmate Angel Castrejon caught in La Junta

DENVER - Police in La Junta said the fourth inmate who escaped from the Otero County Jail after overpowering guards has been arrested.

Angel Castrejon, 23, was arrested by officers with the La Junta Police Department and deputies with the Otero County Sheriff's Office.

Following receipt of a tip late Thursday afternoon, police say they began to knock on doors and meet with residents of a neighborhood on the east side of La Junta. According to La Junta Police and the town's fire chief, that operation resulted in two searches and the discovery of Castrejon's hiding place.

Deputies said Castrejon, and three other inmates, rushed a detention officer and overpowered a deputy to escape from the Otero County Jail on Tuesday night.

Deputies said the inmates fled across Highway 50, into the La Junta rail yards and disappeared.

Escaped inmates Johnny Nunez, Curtis Apodaca and Malcom Hoffert were captured Wednesday, La Junta Fire Chief Aaron W. Eveatt said via Twitter.

Castrejon has been on the run before. He escaped from the same jail in June 2013.

"Mr. Castrejon was being taken out of his cell to check on a medical issue he was having, at which time he was able to escape from the jail facility through a garage door," the Sheriff's Office said last year.

Castrejon was arrested four months later in El Paso, Texas. His criminal history includes arrests for felony bribery, fraud, theft, forgery and possession of dangerous drugs.

The Otero County Jail is in La Junta, 67 miles east of Pueblo.

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