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Escaped inmate back in custody

Posted at 10:18 PM, Jan 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-03 23:18:18-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Nueces County Inmate who escaped on New Year's Eve is back in jail.

Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper tells KRIS 6 News that Anthony Montez was captured Tuesday afternoon. It was back on December 31st that Montez escaped while on trash duty. He was in jail on drug charges.