BRONX, New York – An inmate who escaped from the Tri-County Regional Jail in April has been captured in the Bronx, according to information from local law enforcement.
Staling J. Santos-Reyes, age 40 of the Bronx, jumped a fence while on work duty April 27 and a nationwide escape warrant had been in force until he was apprehended on Wednesday at approximately 1 p.m.
More details about his capture will be released as they become available.
In February, Santos-Reyes was apprehended by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Madison County with a massive amount of heroin and may have been a drug mule, transporting the drug from California to New York in exchange for $7,500.
He was later arraigned on one count of possession of drugs, a first-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony, in Madison County Common Pleas Court.
If found guilty, Santos-Reyes faces up to 12 years in prison for the crimes.
He was in custody at Tri-County Regional Jail with bond set at $300,000.
Tri-County Regional Jail houses inmates from Champaign, Madison and Union counties as a shared incarceration facility between the three local governments.