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On the run: Young County Jail inmate escapes, caught Friday

Felix Gonzales, a Young County Jail inmate, walked off from his work crew in Eliasville Friday afternoon and was apprehended hours later.

“At approximately 1 p.m. a trustee inmate, Felix Gonzales, with 22 days left of his 90-day commitment for a class B misdemeanor, walked off of his work assignment in Eliasville,” Young County Sheriff Travis Babcock wrote in a Facebook post. “I’m proud to say our Work Crew Deputy responded effectively, thankful the inmate was back in custody in a safe timely fashion, grateful for cooperation of Allred Prison Unit with their dogs and horse unit, Sayle Unit, DPS Air, Breckenridge Police Department, Game Wardens from three different counties, Young County Constables, Texas Rangers, Young County Sheriff’s Office, Stephens County Sheriff’s office, Graham PD, Olney PD, DPS and countless Young County citizens.”

A call came across dispatch at 4:25 p.m. from Babcock stating Gonzales had been caught and they would be resuming normal radio traffic.

Gonzales was serving 90 days for a criminal trespassing charge in Baylor County. The Young County Jail has agreements with Baylor, Palo Pinto, Throckmorton and Haskell Counties to house inmates.

For the rest of the story, see the Wednesday, June 19 edition of The Graham Leader.

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