Man who escaped from San Miguel County Detention Center turns himself in

New Mexico

Felix Romero

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The inmate who escaped from a northern New Mexico detention center has turned himself in.

According to New Mexico State Police, 22-year-old Felix Romero walked into the NMSP office in Las Vegas, New Mexico and surrendered peacefully around 11 a.m. Monday.

He was taken into custody and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. He was also charged with a fourth-degree felony and criminal damage to property.

Romero fled from the San Miguel County Detention Center on Saturday afternoon. They say he broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away. Romero was being held there for a probation violation.

His criminal history includes drug possession, battery on an officer and car theft.

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