A convicted killer who escaped from a prisoner transport van in New Mexico has been captured after two days on the run.
Joseph Cruz, 32, was arrested Friday night after a foot chase in Albuquerque, according to New Mexico State Police.
Cruz and fellow prisoner Lionel Clah escaped from a prison van Wednesday night in Artesia, authorities said.
At the time, Corrections officials were transporting them from a penitentiary near Santa Fe to a correctional facility in Las Cruces.
Cruz had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and child abuse, authorities said.
His sister, Olivia Cruz, was also detained Friday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possible involvement in his escape, police said.
One fugitive still on the run
Fellow fugitive Clah, 29, remains on the run. He had pleaded guilty to armed robbery with a deadly weapon.
New Mexico authorities had offered a $10,000 reward for each of the two escapees.
How did they escape?
Police did not provide details on how the two escaped or traveled to Albuquerque, where they were spotted on surveillance a day later. Albuquerque is more than 250 miles away from their point of escape.
The prison transport van made several stops Wednesday, said Gregg Marcantel, the cabinet secretary for New Mexico Corrections Department.
He indicated the most likely point of escape was during a stop for gas in Artesia.
Both escapees were considered violent. Albuquerque police closed some streets for hours when surveillance showed them in the area.