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Clovis Police Search For Escaped Inmate Ruben Hernandez

Clovis Police

Clovis police are searching for an inmate that escaped from their municipal court.

Officers from Clovis, New Mexico are searching for 40-year-old Ruben Hernandez, who escaped from the Clovis Municipal Court just after 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 11th.

Hernandez was being held in the Curry County Detention Center on charges of Robbery and Illegal Possession of a Firearm. He also had outstanding charges in Clovis Municipal Court.

During the hearing at the municipal court, Hernandez ran from the courtroom. Clovis police believe that Hernandez entered a nearby residence, changed his clothing, and potentially armed himself with a rifle.

Hernandez is described as a Hispanic male, standing 5’9”, weighing 165 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and blue high-top shoes.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Hernandez may be carrying an SKS rifle.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921 or by visiting You can also call Clovis Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

*UPDATE* Hernandez was located early Wednesday morning.

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