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US Marshals searching for wanted suspect who escaped and may still be in handcuffs

Officials are looking for Pedro Castillo-Hernandez who was initially in custody for illegal entry.
Credit: US Marshals

HOUSTON — U.S. Marshals are searching for a man who they said escaped while in the process of being arrested for violating his probation.

Officials are looking for Pedro Castillo-Hernandez, who was initially in custody for illegal entry. U.S. Marshals said Castillo-Hernandez violated his probation, and while in the process of being taken into custody, escaped.

U.S. Marshals said Castillo-Hernandez was being transported from a federal detention center in Conroe to Ellington Airport, where he was set to fly out to San Antonio, then taken to Del Rio.

Officials said around noon Tuesday, Castillo-Hernandez was able to loosen one of his hands and maneuver his way to the back of the transport vehicle, kick open a back panel and jump out of the moving vehicle on I-45 near Dixie Farm Road.

Castillo-Hernandez is described as being about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. U.S. Marshals said he has a tattoo on his right arm and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt. Officials said he still may be wearing handcuffs and legcuffs.

Anyone with information on Castillo-Hernandez’s whereabouts is urged to call U.S. Marshals at 1-877-926-8332.