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Fugutive Caught

An escaped murderer from New Mexico is back in custody Wednesday after he was arrested in Priceville Tuesday night.

Priceville is in North Alabama, about 15 miles North of Cullman.

Stephen D. Sanchez fled from a prison where he was serving time on the murder conviction.

Priceville Police Officer Rick Williams said he made a traffic stop around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night and found Sanchez in the passenger's seat.

Authorities in New Mexico also want to question Sanchez about another murder that happened since his escape. He’s being held without bond, awaiting extradition to New Mexico.

Its unclear if the driver, who is related to Sanchez by marriage, will face criminal charges.


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