GRANTS, N.M. — New Mexico State Police have assumed the investigation and manhunt for an escaped inmate from the Cibola County Detention Center.
Authorities say 22-year-old Ramon Lorenzo of Grants escaped from the facility about 9 p.m. Tuesday.
It’s believed Lorenzo jumped a fence while in a recreation yard and climbed down a wall before fleeing.
Albuquerque TV station KOAT reports that Lorenzo recently was sentenced for armed robbery and battery and was awaiting transport to prison.
State police say Lorenzo has a history of violent criminal behavior, including convictions for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily harm and armed robbery with a deadly weapon.