Captured fugitive Christopher Reyna sent to state prison, accomplice detained locally, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara
Christopher Reyna, 27, who escaped from a state prison facility in Pompano Beach last November and was arrested in Jensen Beach Thursday, was sent back to state prison this morning, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
"At a court hearing this morning before County Court Judge Phillip Yacucci, the judge ordered Reyna back to state prison," Sheriff Mascara said. "He was arrested Thursday along with Victor Diodato, 26, who remains confined at the St. Lucie County jail on a charge of violating his probation on previous convictions for burglary and grand theft."
A multi-agency U.S. Marshals task force had been searching for Reyna locally for the past two days. The task force consists of officers from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Martin County Sheriff's Office, Port St. Lucie Police Department, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals service.
The task force received information indicating that Reyna and Diodato would be driving in the area Thursday in a black Ford Crown Victoria, and a bulletin was broadcast to local law agencies. A Martin County deputy spotted the car Thursday afternoon and took Reyna and Diodato into custody.
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Christopher Reyna is now back in state prison
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