Two inmates flee prison camp in Bastrop County

November 23, 2009 5:31:22 AM PST
Two inmates with drug-related convictions have fled from a federal prison facility about 30 miles southeast of Austin. The Federal Correctional Institution in Bastrop was where 52-year-old Leandro Luna of San Angelo and 53-year-old Adan Chavez of Edinburg were held.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons did not immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press. A statement from the bureau says the pair remained at large Sunday, after walking out of a low-security area of the prison on Friday.

Luna was in prison since 2006, serving a decade-long term for importing marijuana. Prison officials believe he was spotted Friday night in Austin, where he has family.

Chavez was imprisoned since 1990, serving a 30-year sentence for cocaine and weapon convictions.


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