Inmate falls through ceiling into Alton chief's office
ALTON, Texas—An escape attempt from the Alton city jail ended when one inmate crashed through the ceiling and into the police chief's unoccupied office.
Two inmates accused of escape were held Monday night in the Hidalgo County Jail on bond totaling $105,000.
Police say the pair tried to flee through the air conditioning system around 3 a.m. Saturday, but a dispatcher monitoring security video noticed them.
Alton Police Chief Baldemar Flores told The Monitor (McAllen) that the vent is pretty small. The second inmate was trying to get into the vent.
Seventeen-year-old Jesus Albert Suarez Chavez and 22-year-old Roman Orozco Martinez, both of Mission, are charged with burglary of a vehicle, evading arrest, resisting arrest, assault on a public servant and making a terrorist threat... http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_9676249