Four Texas prison inmates are facing fresh charges after multiple reports of escapes from a federal prison and being caught red-handed with phones and whiskey.
The quartet were seen leaving the grounds of the Beaumont FCI complex and cut through a neighboring ranch around 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, when they were caught by U.S. Marshals and sheriff’s investigators, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Last night, 10/11/2019, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Investigators and the U.S. Marshals conducted surveillance…
Officials identified the men who escaped as 34-year-old Julian Lemus, 45-year-old Robert Young, 25-year-old Leo Martinez and 35-year-old Silvstre Rico.
The station notes that it has documented numerous times in the past 18 months where prisoners go in and out to take contraband left for them.
The men are accused of bringing back items including whiskey and cellphones. The source of the contraband was not apparent.
On Twitter, readers seemed impressed the inmates returned. Some just wanted to let them have a drink.
In January, a Beaumont prisoner was captured after deputies found him trying to sneak back into the camp with snacks, alcohol, tobacco, and cooked food.