Authorities capture escaped Chaves County inmate

ROSWELL, N.M. –  Authorities have captured the escaped inmate from Chaves County Detention Center Sunday. 

Officials said Mason Lucero, 27, escaped CCDC around 9 p.m. Saturday. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with blue CCDC pants. 

Lucero was arrested on Aug. 3 after he was seen sitting in the passenger seat of a stolen vehicle. Officers pulled over and detained Lucero in the back of a patrol car, but while they were interviewing him he attempted to flee.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.