Grimes County inmate arrested after hourslong search, authorities say

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
Escaped Grimes County inmate found in Navasota
An inmate had a major head-start on authorities after escaping in Grimes County, but he's now back in custody.

GRIMES COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An inmate who was wanted after authorities said he walked out of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday is now in custody.

Albino Guerrero, 54, was detained hours after authorities alerted that he had walked out, authorities said.

He was a kitchen trustee worker and was unloading a food truck when he walked away at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. His absence went unnoticed until hours later, at about 3:47 p.m. when officials said he was missing.

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In an 8 p.m. update, the Grimes County Sheriff's Office announced that Guerrero was caught on foot near the 5400 block of State Highway 90 in Navasota.

"The Grimes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone that assisted with this capture," the sheriff's office wrote in a statement.

According to authorities, Guerrero was arrested on July 8, 2022, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He made trustee in August 2022 and did not have disciplinaries.

It's unclear how his absence went unnoticed for so long.