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Sheriff: Murder suspects who fled Monterey Co. Jail arrested

Sheriff: Murder suspects who fled California jail arrested
Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 23:55:56-05

UPDATE (11:20 a.m.) - An official says two murder suspects who escaped a California jail were captured Wednesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they tried to enter the United States from Mexico.

Monterey County Sheriff's Office Capt. John Thornburg says authorities received a tip that 20-year-old Jonathan Salazar and 21-year-old Santos Fonseca had been spotted in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, and had alerted federal officials.

Thornburg says the two are in the custody of Monterey County officials and are on their way to a jail in Salinas, 440 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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(10:07 a.m.) - Authorities say two murder suspects who escaped from a California jail have been arrested by federal officials.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office says in a tweet 20-year-old Jonathan Salazar and 21-year-old Santos Fonseca were arrested by Customs and Border Protection officials.

It says it will have more information at a news conference later Wednesday morning.