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Escaped prisoner captured in Hamilton

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Authorities have captured an inmate who walked away from a minimum security prison farm in Ewing.

Authorities say 27-year-old Eloy Sanchez was not present during the 6:30 p.m. prisoner count on Sunday at Jones Farm State Correction Institute, located at 721 Bear Tavern Road.

Search teams were dispatched at 7:00 p.m. and a command post was activated.

Corrections Department spokesman Deidre Fedkenheuer tells The Times of Trenton that Eloy Sanchez was found in nearby Hamilton, New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon.

Sanchez began serving a one-year sentence for robbery on January 30th.

A parole hearing that was scheduled for October will be canceled and Sanchez could face an additional five years in prison because of the escape.

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