Man caught after allegedly escaping prison work detail
Mar. 21, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say an inmate who escaped from a prison work detail has been caught in Massachusetts.
State Police Superintendent Col. Ann Assumpico said Rony Martinez-Pereyra was arrested at about 3 p.m. Tuesday in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Police say that on March 2, the 44-year-old inmate left a work detail at an equipment maintenance garage in Cranston, Rhode Island. He had been assigned to a minimum-security state prison nearby.
He was being incarcerated after a 2016 conviction for drug and firearm charges.
He's now being charged as a fugitive from justice and is being held overnight.
An arraignment is scheduled in Lawrence on Wednesday.