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Ecaped Arizona convict captured in Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A convicted murderer who escaped from an Arizona prison was taken into custody Monday night in Spokane.  The Florence Correctional Center tells KHQ that Roy Townsend escaped on September 17th along with Kollin Folsom. 

The two overpowered a correction officer while working on a cleaning crew.  Folsom, who is also a convicted murderer, was arrested a short time after the escape.

Police say Roy Townsend was able to elude them for nearly a month. A nationwide law enforcement alert was issued for his arrest.

Townsend was serving time on a conviction of arson, theft and murder in Mason County.
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