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3 inmates recaptured after West Texas jailbreak

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (AP) - Three inmates who escaped from a West Texas jail and stole a patrol car have been recaptured following an Interstate 10 chase that left a deputy hurt.

The Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office says the jailbreak happened Monday night as three men overpowered two guards. A spokesman for the sheriff's office did not immediately provide further details early Tuesday.

Officials say a deputy suffered a shoulder injury in a wreck during the pursuit.

Hudspeth County, in far West Texas near El Paso, has gained attention in recent years for celebrity arrests in drug cases.

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple was arrested last month for hashish possession. Country star Willie Nelson, rapper Snoop Dogg and actor Armand Hammer were arrested on marijuana charges in unrelated cases.

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