Convicted Drug Smuggler Briefly Escapes Halfway House in Brownsville

5 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, April 19 2017 Apr 19, 2017 April 19, 2017 4:49 PM April 19, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE – A convicted drug smuggler faces federal charges for attempting to run away from a Brownsville halfway house.

According to a federal complaint, Oscar Davila escaped from the Reality Halfway House Monday night.

The document states staff members tried to stop Davila, who appeared intoxicated, from leaving. But the inmate was able to open the front gates and escape.

Authorities caught Davila several blocks from the facility. Brownsville police arrested him for public intoxication.

Court records show Davila made his initial appearance before a federal judge in Brownsville on Wednesday.

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