In South Carolina - Inmates just captured 40 years after escaping from a work crew

In South Carolina – Inmates just captured 40 years after escaping from a work crew

Jose Chico, a prison inmate who escaped from a work crew in South Carolina in 1979 was captured in Delaware on New Year’s Day the department says.

The inmates, Jose Chico Romero, 64, was living with a disguise name when he was arrested December 28 after presenting to Dover police a fake ID, according to Chrysti Shain, the communication director for the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Police ran a check and released him under the name Arnaldo Figueroa, but his fingerprints came back as a match for Romero. He was rearrested on Wednesday.

The inmate is being held in Georgetown, Delaware, on a fugitive warrant and has waived extradition, Shain said. He is also charged with public intoxication, loitering, trespassing, forgery, criminal impersonation and being an out-of-state fugitive. https://tatahfonewsarena.com/us-government-unveils-partial-ban-on-flavored-e-cigarettes/

The Delaware Attorney General’s office told CNN that no defense attorney is listed for Romero in court records.

Romero was initially serving 18 years for armed robbery when he escaped in Anderson County, South Carolina, on December 13, 1979, Shain said.

After he is returned to South Carolina, Romero will have to serve the rest of his original sentence, about 7 years, with any time added for an escape conviction, Shain added.

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