Second escaped Santa Clara inmate captured after fleeing from CHP

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The second of two inmates who escaped from the Santa Clara County courthouse in Palo Alto earlier in November has been captured. (KGO-TV)

The second of two inmates who escaped from the Santa Clara County courthouse in Palo Alto earlier in November has been captured.

John Bivins was staying in room 204 of the Fairmont inn in San Leandro.

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One of the inmates on the run after escaping from the Santa Clara County courthouse in Palo Alto earlier in November just escaped again from the CHP.



The manager of the roadside motel says investigators showed up just a few hours after being notified of Bivins' location. They waited all night and watched from upstairs for Bivins to walk outside. Around 9:30 Sunday morning, he finally exited his room.

U.S.Marshals forced him into custody, putting an end to a nearly three-week manhunt.

The manager says someone else booked the room and then let Bivins inside. A car driven by the accomplice was towed from the parking lot.

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Bivins has been on the run since November 6th. The 47-year-old and fellow inmate Tramel McClough escaped from a Palo Alto courthouse.

Since then a task force led by the U.S. Marshal has been searching for them. McClough was captured Tuesday. He was spotted at a Walmart in Stockton, but Bivins was able to get away. Authorities say he got in a car and tried to run over a CHP officer and a Deputy U.S. Marshal while they shot at him.

Bivins was later captured on surveillance video at a gas station that night. Both men were facing long sentences for armed robbery.

Bivins is being treated at a hospital and will then be sent back to Santa Clara where he will face additional criminal charges.

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