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Police catch inmate who escaped in laundry basket

Created: 07/08/2014 7:52 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

A Bernalillo County jail inmate is back behind bars after escaping Monday evening.

According to a county spokeswoman, 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins escaped from the Metropolitan Detention Center by hiding in a laundry basket that was headed to another facility.

When an officer opened the truck door, Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran away.

Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. Officers found a broken window and arrested Perkins after following a trail of blood inside the facility.

Kevin Matthew Perkins, 28.

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