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    Northwest Arkansas prison escapee, Alejandro Pacheco, recaptured

    10:18 PM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
    Alejandro Pacheco (Photo: Arkansas Department of Correction)
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    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - A state prison official says a Northwest Arkansas Work Release Center inmate who walked away from his job in Springdale is back in custody.

    Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says police in Springdale found 23-year-old Alejandro Pacheco Wednesday walking in a ditch near the worksite from where he disappeared.

    Wilson says Pacheco apparently left the George's Processing plant where he was working about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The department's website says Pacheco was serving a 15 year sentence for a theft conviction and also has been convicted third-degree domestic battery.

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