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Sheriff: Escaped jail inmate likely in Albuquerque area

June 13, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate mistakenly released from a New Mexico jail robbed an Albuquerque business the morning he managed to escape custody this week.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s officials also said at a news conference Wednesday they believed 27-yeard-old Duwin Perez-Cordova was still in the Albuquerque area.

Metropolitan Detention Center officials say Perez-Cordova fooled jail staff into releasing him early Sunday by pretending to be his cellmate.

He was being jailed on charges of attempting to commit a felony, shooting at or from a car, aggravated battery, car theft, drug trafficking, conspiracy and racketeering.

Authorities warn that Perez-Cordova is considered violent and shouldn’t be approached by the public.

They are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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