New Mexico Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Fugitives

By: AP
By: AP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ A federal grand jury in New Mexico has indicted two inmates on charges that stem from their escape from a Kansas prison last fall.

The U.S. attorney's office in Albuquerque says Jesse Bell and Steven Ford face federal charges of being fugitives in possession of firearms and possessing stolen firearms and ammunition.

Bell and Ford escaped from a recreation yard at the El Dorado Correctional Facility in October.

The two, along with former prison guard Amber Lynn Goff, were arrested days later in Grants, New Mexico.

Bell and Ford also face state charges of illegal possession of firearms, receiving stolen property and resisting or evading a peace officer.

Prosecutors say the two will be tried in New Mexico before being extradited to face charges in Kansas.

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