Yuma Sun

Escaped inmate is recaptured in Phoenix

Perryman walked away from work detail Monday in san Luis, ariz.


The inmate from the Arizona State Prison Complex-yuma who escaped from work detail at a San Luis park Monday morning has been captured – more than 200 miles away.

Jonathan Perryman was apprehende­d at a hotel in south Phoenix at approximat­ely 6:58 a.m. Tuesday morning by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Arizona Department of Correction­s, Rehabilita­tion

and Reentry (ACDRR) Fugitive Apprehensi­on Unit.

“This was a collaborat­ive effort between the U.S. Marshals Service and ADCRR Fugitive Apprehensi­on Unit,” said Ryan Thornell, ADCRR Director. “I am grateful to the state and local law enforcemen­t agencies as well as the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection for their assistance in the search.”

Perryman will now be housed in a high custody unit at an ADCRR facility.

He walked away from a work crew at approximat­ely 9:20 a.m. Monday morning while at Joe Orduno Park, 965 Park Ave. in San Luis. A trustee prisoner, he was part of a work crew with two fellow inmates who did cleaning in San Luis as part of a community service program the city had.

He was last seen walking into a restroom to wash paint off his hands by a work crew checker and a City of San Luis civilian supervisor.

“Today, through the collaborat­ive efforts of our law enforcemen­t partners, including the San Luis Police Department, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and ADCRR, the U.S. Marshals Arizona WANTED Task Force apprehende­d a dangerous fugitive of justice, which is indicative of our relentless commitment to public safety and solid law enforcemen­t partnershi­ps,” said District of Arizona

Acting United States Marshal Van Bayless.

Perryman will now await administra­tive disciplina­ry charges and will also be charged with criminal escape via the judicial system.

According to the ADCRR website, Perryman was classified as a minimum risk at the ASPC-YUMA’S La Paz Unit, with a projected eligible release date of June 3, 2026. He was serving a sentence out of Maricopa County for misconduct involving weapons.

James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yumasun.com or 5396854. Find him on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/ysjamesgil­bert or on Twitter @ysjamesgil­bert.


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