Escaped inmate recaptured

Courtesy photo Narcizo Soto Jr.

David Stevens

A Curry County jail inmate who escaped early Sunday morning was back in custody Sunday night, officials said.

Narcizo Soto Jr., 35, was found hiding in the attic of a residence in the 1300 block of Hinkle Street in Clovis, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. He was captured about 7:45 p.m., without incident, by sheriff’s deputies and Clovis police officers, Waller said

Interim jail administrator Tori Sandoval said Soto was immediately placed in an isolation cell when he was returned to the jail by law officers.

Soto was stripping floors with two other inmates in administrative offices when he escaped at 1:23 a.m. “It is my understanding that a detention officer was supervising the three inmates, but became distracted prior to the escape,” Waller said.