PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have apprehended a man who had escaped from an Arizona jail hours earlier while being held on attempted murder and robbery charges.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, says 26-year-old Adan Orduno Jr., was captured Sunday evening in Phoenix. Authorities are still investigating how he broke out.
A sheriff's spokesman says Orduno was being housed in the county jail's psychiatric unit when he was discovered missing just before 9 a.m.
He says the escape was the first for the 7-year-old south Phoenix facility.
Authorities originally thought Orduno might have been hiding somewhere at the sprawling jail, which also houses Arpaio's famous "tent city" lockup. But jail personnel searched the 600,000-square-foot complex and determined Orduno wasn't here.
Arpaio says Orduno now faces new charges related to the escape.