Man found guilty in Sandoval County jail escape

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An inmate accused of escaping from the Sandoval County jail has been found guilty. 

Guards mistakenly released Ryan Griffin last summer after he stole his cellmate’s ID.

His cellmate was scheduled for release that day. 

During the trial, the defense argued Griffin is not to blame, saying the guards messed up by releasing the wrong inmate. 

Last week, a jury found Griffin guilty of escape. He faces up to 18 months behind bars. 

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