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Man Caught After Escaping From North Texas ICE Detention Facility

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    North Texas authorities say a man who escaped from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Facility in Alvarado has been re-captured.

    At about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Jose Manzanares Montalavan, 23, was last seen in the line for breakfast at the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, according to ICE spokesperson Carl Rusnok. 

    Officials said Manzanares Montalavan scaled a fence of the facility and fled near Gas Line Road where it is believed he could have been picked up from the area.

    ICE officials said Manzanares Montalavan was originally arrested by immigrations officials in July 2017 for illegally entering the United States. He was placed on the agency's "Alternative To Detention" program with an ankle monitor. The ATD program was created to ensure appearance at immigration hearings by illegal immigrants who were determined not to pose a threat to national security or community safety.

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    However, Manzanares Montalavan was removed from that program in November 2017 following an arrest for aggravated sexual assault. He was then placed into ICE custody in the Prairieville Detention Center, pending a hearing before a federal immigration judge.

    ICE officials announced Saturday afternoon that Manzanares Montalavan had been re-captured, but details of the arrest were not released.

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