Joe Arpaio's Fugitive Nabbed by U.S. Marshals
Marquez: Released by Arpaio, nabbed by the U.S. Marshals
Talk about a broken record. The U.S. Marshals Service has once more done Sheriff Joe Arpaio's job for him, this time by nabbing an escapee from Joe's jails, who basically exchanged identities with another inmate, and walked out.
Rocky Marquez had been in jail since 2010 on a slew of charges, including money laundering, hanky-panky with weapons, DUI, perjury, witness tampering and bunch of other stuff.
But in May of last year, he traded wristbands with another prisoner, gave some song and dance to the detention officer guarding the exit, and strolled to freedom.
Sheesh, Tim Robbins' character in The Shawshank Redemption had to tiptoe through the prison sewer to escape. By contrast, in Joe's graybar hotel, if you're slick enough to con the D.O.'s, it's a done deal.
Fast forward eight months, and it's the U.S. Marshals Service that's scored the capture of Arpaio's fugitive, after tracking him to a hideout in Detroit, Michigan yesterday.