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Updated at 7:45am — Last of 7 Escapees Caught

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Marshals arrested David Luis Aguilera in Las Cruces Monday night.

The last of seven inmates who escaped from a Las Cruces halfway house Saturday was recaptured Monday night in Las Cruces, KOB-TV reported.

U.S. marshals arrested 21-year-old David Luis Aguilera in Las Cruces, Eyewitness News 4 said.

The seven fugitives walked away from the Diersen Charities Halfway House between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday, according to a report in the Alamogordo Daily News.

The inmates were in custody on various charges, including methamphetamine trafficking, weapons violations, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault causing great bodily harm, according to the Daily News.

7:55am 10/12/09 — Six of Seven Escapees Caught: Authorities have recaptured six of the seven men who escaped from a Las Cruces halfway house.


The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department says 23-year-old Mario Vasquez was arrested about 2 a.m. Monday.

Earlier, the department announced 24-year-old Ricardo Real, 32-year-old Brian Dolan, 24-year-old Colby Edward Steele and 35-year-old Laurence Mose were captured Sunday.

The sheriff’s department says 20-year-old Jese Carrillo was captured Saturday — the same day the seven left the Charities Halfway House.

Authorities continued the search for 21-year-old David Luis Aguilera.