Inmate escapes from court in Clovis

Posted at: 06/11/2013 2:05 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

Ruben Hernandez
Ruben Hernandez

Police are on the lookout for a man who escaped from the Clovis Municipal Court.

Ruben Hernandez appeared in Clovis Municipal Court Tuesday morning to answer to outstanding charges. He was already being held in the Curry County Detention Center on robbery and firearms charges.

During the hearing, Hernandez ran from the courtroom. According to police, Hernandez entered a nearby residence, where he changed clothes and also armed himself with a rifle.

Hernandez is Hispanic, 5’9” and weighs 165 lbs. He has short brown hair and brown eyes Police believe Hernandez is wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and blue high-top shoes.

Ruben Hernandez should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. If you know the whereabouts of Ruben Hernandez you are asked to contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921 or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword TIPCPD and your tip.