Jail Escapee Captured after 13 Years on the Run

September 18, 2008 6:32:13 PM PDT
Authorities have caught up with a jail escapee in the north valley who's been on the run for thirteen years.This is what Octavio Quiroz looked like before his escape back in 1995. He was in custody at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.

Here's how he looked after being captured by authorities in the north valley. Quiroz was arrested this Thursday morning in Merced.

Special agents learned Quiroz has been living in Chowchilla, under an assumed name.

He was taken into custody without incident. Investigators say Quiroz admitted to agents that he was the escapee.

Quiroz was four months into a six-year sentence for dealing drugs when he ran away from an outside work crew in 1995.

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