Inmate who escaped at lunch found 1 mile away

Posted at 7:18 AM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 09:18:00-04

Alamosa authorities say they have found an inmate who escaped from the county jail.

The Valley Courier reports that 23-year-old Loren Bianca was found hiding in the shower of a mobile home less than a mile from the jail. He was found about 20 hours after his escape.

Bianca slipped out Monday behind a cook who was leaving after her shift. At the time, Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson said many jail deputies were also busy serving lunch.

Bianca was being held for a charge of failure to appear in court on a felony drug charge.

Jackson said he doesn't expect to fire any employees because of the escape.