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One of two Farmville escapees has been apprehended

Virginia State Police (VSP) announced that one of the two escapees from the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville is back in custody.

The statewide man hunt was launched May 1 by Virginia State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshal Service.

The statewide search for the second escapee Bruce Callahan continues.

On May 4 Alder Alfonso Marin-Sotelo was apprehended and taken back into custody by Mexican Authorities in the state of Guerrero.

Marin-Sotelo is charged in the death of Deputy Ned Byrd of North Carolina.

Callahan should be consider dangerous and anyone seeing him should call 911 immediately.

The 44-year-old Callahan is described as a white male weighing approximately 145 pounds standing 5 feet 10 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

Callahan also has ties to North Carolina and was being held on Federal narcotics charges.

There is a reward offered for information leading to Callahan being taken back into custody.

A picture of Callahan and additional information is found here.

ABC News reports that the two men escaped through a faulty locking system at the jail and were assisted by Marin-Sotelo’s sister.

For her participation in the escape Marin-Sotelo’s sister has been taken into custody.

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