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Leisurely prison break catches law enforcement off guard in Bastrop

While the examiner may take a break over the weekend, crime does not.

The big story, hitting all the local media was the leisurely prison break made by two middle-aged men, from Bastrop Federal Prison Camp on Friday evening. Escape was easy: police report that Adan Chavez (53) and Leandro Luna (52) simply 'walked away' from a low security area of the prison, as if they were heading out for a pleasant evening stroll.

Chavez originally hails from San Antonio and was serving a 30 year sentence for offenses involving cocaine and firearms. Luna, from the border town of Edinburg, was doing a ten year stretch for importing marijuana into the US. Luna was spotted in East Austin late Friday, where he has family. As of Monday however, both men are still exploring their new found freedom. Police fear they may be heading for Mexico. 

Luna is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 334 pounds. He is diabetic and has gray hair, brown eyes and a scar on his abdomen, should you get close enough to see it. Chavez is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. He has graying black hair and brown eyes. Both men are described by federal investigators as 'dangerous, career criminals'.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force will be grateful to receive any information you can provide leading to the capture of these felons at 916-5393. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force also reminds the public that it is a federal offense to aid fugitives.

You have been warned.


  • sadie 5 years ago

    These guys are not murderers or rapist! They were serving time for non-violent crimes, doesnt make it right but it doesnt make them monsters. i just hope they surrender themselves for them and there families.