Clovis Police search for escaped inmate

UPDATE: Clovis Police located Hernandez inside of a Clovis residence. He was transported back to Curry County Detention Center for the outstanding escape warrant. CPD said the investigation is still ongoing.

According to Clovis Police Department 40-year-old Curry County Detention Center inmate Ruben Hernandez escaped from Clovis Municipal Court.

Hernandez escaped during a hearing when he was appearing before the court on separate charges.

He is considered dangerous and is believed to be have armed himself with a rifle. CPD is asking people to not try and apprehend him. If you have information contact CPD immediately at 575-769-1921.