DETROIT — A man who escaped from a Detroit jail by switching wristbands
with another inmate has been captured in Mexico.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Rocky Marquez was arrested Tuesday in
Hermosillo, Mexico. He’ll be taken to Phoenix where he faces trial on drug
charges and other crimes.
The 34-year-old Marquez has a history of escapes. He left a Phoenix jail last
May by impersonating another inmate. He was captured in Detroit in January but
found freedom again after just a few days while awaiting a transfer back to
Authorities said he persuaded an inmate at the Wayne County jail to exchange
identity bracelets. The Marshals Service said Marquez promised to reward Adrian
Rivera in the future.
But now Rivera is in hot water. He’s charged with assisting Marquez’s escape.