Escaped inmates back in custody

Posted at: 04/23/2013 6:17 PM
Updated at: 04/23/2013 6:19 PM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Two Bernalillo County jail inmates who took off together Monday are back behind bars.

Brandon Davis surrendered Tuesday afternoon after a SWAT standoff. Deputies found his buddy, Andreas Macias, hiding at his Albuquerque home Monday night.

While the county jail has had a couple of highly publicized escapes lately, jail authorities said escape cases are few but as of recently, not so far between.

Sheriff's deputies swarmed a northeast neighborhood for about an hour Tuesday afternoon.

"We were both heading to work and walking down Candaleria, saw multiple sheriffs in full body armor," a man who lives nearby said.

After being on the run since Monday, Davis' brief taste of freedom came to an end.

"They had a controlled blast, and they went in and pretty straight forward, took him right out," another man in the area said.

Deputies caught fellow escapee Macias after he also took off from the same transport van Monday.

Just two months ago, county inmate Valerie Guzman also escaped.  She claimed a guard watching her at UNM Hospital fell asleep, so she made a break for it.

Two different escapes in just a couple of months may sound like a lot, but jail officials said, they are the only escapes in the past six years.

Davis was originally in jail for assault and child abuse charges.

Macias was doing time for a drive-by shooting.

Jail authorities are looking into whether their supervisor yesterday was following policy and procedure at the time they took off.