Three inmates escape from New Mexico prison, helped by the guard, police say

Sarina Dodson, a New Mexico county jail guard, was arrested Saturday for allegedly assisting the escape of three prisoners.

(Lubbock County Detention Center)

New Mexico authorities are searching for three prisoners who escaped from a prison after she is assisted by a detention officer Friday morning in Clovis.

County officials are still looking for Aaron Clark, 31, Victor Apodaca, 28, and Ricky Sena, 24, after they fled from the Curry County Detention Center Friday morning in white t-shirts, boxers, and head coverings, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies later arrested Sarina Dodson, 28, a detention officer who was at work at the time of their flight, about the cost of the help to escape.

Prisoners Victor Apodaca, Ricky Sena and Aaron Clark escaped from a New Mexico county jail Friday, allegedly assisted by a security guard.

(Curry County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities say Dodson was found Saturday by Texas delegates in Lubbock, more than 100 kilometers southeast of the prison.

“I hate to say this, but I was not really surprise,” Art Scott, who works near the prison, told KRQE. “It has happened.”

The Curry County facility has seen more than a dozen prisoners escape since 2002, according to KRQE.

The three men in general, is being held on a number of charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, trafficking controlled substances, child abuse, identity theft, and more.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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