Santa Clara escapee Rogelio Chavez captured in San Jose

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Rogelio Chavez has been on the run since before Thanksgiving, and was captured in San Jose late Wednesday night. He is in police custody. (KGO-TV)

Santa Clara County Sheriff's confirm that they have captured escaped Santa Clara inmate Rogelio Chavez in San Jose.

Officials say he was found in a home in San Jose with known associates and was transported back to Santa Clara to reenter police custody.
FULL VIDEO: Santa Clara County Sheriff's discuss capture of Rogelio Chavez
The manhunt for Chavez ended shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
Chavez is one of four convicts who escaped Santa Clara County Jail on the day before Thanksgiving. Fellow escaped prisoner Laron Campbell was captured in Antioch Tuesday evening.


A source told the ABC7 News I-team that hacksaw blades were found in the cell of the escapees, but the sheriff's office could not confirm at this time.

Stay with ABC7 News for more details on this developing story.
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