Cochise County inmate missing after escaping work crew has been found

Posted at 6:29 AM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 00:06:04-05

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Department of Corrections and the Bisbee Police Department have found an inmate that escaped custody in Bisbee Saturday morning.

28-year-old Pedro Sandoval-Duarte was working on an inmate work crew at the Cochise County Detention Center when he went missing around 1:20 a.m.

Sandoval-Duarte has been at the Cochise County Detention Center since August of 2016 after being charged for possession of marijuana, transportation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.

CCSO says Sandoval-Duarte is from Sonora, Mexico, and that the US Border Patrol was notified of his escape.

The U.S. Border Control spotted Sandovel-Duarte on cameras of him heading south toward the United States/Mexico border. 

CCSO say they took the inmate back into custody around 1 p.m. Saturday and he is being transported to the Cochise County Jail in Bisbee where he will be booked with new charges.