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(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — One of two inmates who were still on the run after escaping from a California jail last week has been captured, police said late Tuesday night.

Laron Campbell, 26, and Rogelio Chavez, 33, managed to evade authorities since breaking out of the Santa Clara County Jail on the night before Thanksgiving.


Laron Campbell has been taken back in custody. Being transported back to Santa Clara County. The search continues for Rogelio Chavez pic.twitter.com/RPiOgGajtP

— SantaClaraCoSheriff (@SCCoSheriff) November 30, 2016


Chavez, Campbell and two other prisoners escaped after sawing through the bars blocking their second-story window and then rappelling to the ground using bed sheets tied together as a rope.

Of the four who managed to escape from the jail on that same day, only Chavez now remains on the loose. Two others were re-captured almost immediately.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office declined to say if Rogelio Chavez had been the target of a SWAT situation on Tuesday afternoon, reported KGO, an ABC television affiliate.

Police did confirm to KGO that police arrested an alleged accomplice on Monday who is accused of transporting Chavez after he escaped from jail.

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