Portales jail escapee caught in Texas

Posted at: 06/28/2013 9:20 AM
Updated at: 06/28/2013 1:07 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

A Portales inmate who escaped from the Roosevelt County Detention Center last week was finally captured in Midland, Texas on Friday.

The Midland Sheriff's Office confirmed to KOB Eyewitness News 4 that Ruben Lozano was caught around 8 a.m. in an apartment.

Lozano broke out of the detention center with another inmate, Steven Phillips, on June 21. Surveillance cameras caught them grabbing blankets and ducking into a cell, climbing through an air conditioning vent and then out of a hole onto the roof.

Phillips hurt his leg jumping off the roof and turned himself in while Lozano made a run for it.

Lozano appeared at a hearing today in Midland and is now on his way back to Portales.

He was in jail for drug trafficking, his first offense.