Three inmates escape from New Mexico jail aided by guard, police say

New Mexico authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a county jail after being aided by a detention officer Friday morning in Clovis.

County officials are still searching for Aaron Clark, 31, Victor Apodaca, 28, and Ricky Sena, 24, after they fled from the Curry County Detention Center Friday morning in white t-shirts, boxers, and head coverings, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies later arrested Sarina Dodson, 28, a detention officer who was working at the time of their escape, on charges of assisting escape.

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Inmates Victor Apodaca, Ricky Sena and Aaron Clark escaped from a New Mexico county jail Friday allegedly assisted by a guard.  (Curry County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities say Dodson was found Saturday by Texas deputies in Lubbock, over 100 miles southeast of the jail.

“I hate to say this, but I wasn't really too surprised,” Art Scott, who works near the jail, told KRQE. “It's happened before.”

The Curry County facility has seen over a dozen inmates escape since 2002, according to KRQE. 

The three men at large were being held on a number of charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, trafficking controlled substances, child abuse, identity theft, and more.

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