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Man escapes from Wapato jail, arrested an hour later

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Nunez has an extensive criminal history and the police department tells us an internal investigation is underway. Nunez has an extensive criminal history and the police department tells us an internal investigation is underway.

WAPATO, WA- Wapato police say 30-year-old Juan Jose Nunez escaped from the jail around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Yakima Sheriff's deputies and Wapato police officers say they caught him just over an hour later. A press release states Nunez was able to "jimmy" a lock in a minimum security cell and run away.

Nunez has an extensive criminal history and the police department tells us an internal investigation is underway.

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