Escaped inmate arrested by Elgin police nearly a week after escape

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Hugo Avila

ELGIN, Ill. — A man who escaped Elgin police custody last week was arrested in Hanover Park, according to police.

Hugo Avila, 21, was taken into custody by Elgin police around 2 p.m. Monday, according to the police department’s Facebook post.

Multiple police agencies were searching for Avila after he escaped from a transport vehicle in St. Charles as he was being transported to the Kane County Sheriff’s Department.

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Police did not release any further details about his arrest.

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