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Inmate who escaped CO custody in 1996 arrested in Texas
By 9news.com- Allison Sylte
Published: 04/11/2018

When inmate Manuel Villa broke out of his shackles and ran away from Colorado Department of Corrections custody back in 1996, officials were confident that he would turn up eventually.

“If we don’t catch him, they’ll catch themselves,” a CDOC employee told 9NEWS shortly after Villa’s escape.

And Villa did turn up … 22 years later … in plain sight …. In El Paso, Texas.

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