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2/27/06 - Fort Worth, Texas

Inmate Escapes From North Texas Facility

Authorities were searching Monday for a convicted robber who escaped from a facility for parole violators.

Eladio Diaz Jr., 46, was last seen at about 10 p.m. Sunday at the North Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility in Fort Worth, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Diaz, who was convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in Nueces County, began serving his 25-year prison sentence in 1991 and was released on parole in 2003.

Diaz was arrested in November in Nueces County and charged with making a terroristic threat. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in December revoked his parole and assigned him to the North Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility, which is operated by The Geo Group Inc. and serves as a short-term punishment facility for parole violators.

Since arriving there last month, Diaz was allowed to work outside the facility as a trusty, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Diaz is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. Authorities said he should be considered dangerous.

Story courtesy of The Associated Press.

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