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State Police: Inmate escapes from San Miguel County Detention Center

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Felix Romero (Submitted Photo)

Las Vegas, NM — On Saturday, Nov. 30, at approximately 1 p.m., New Mexico State Police were called to the San Miguel County Detention Center located at 26 NM Highway 283 in reference to an inmate who escaped from the facility. The inmate was identified as Felix Romero, 22, of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Romero broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility. It is unknown Romero’s direction of travel. He is described as a Hispanic male who is 5-feet, 4-inches tall, 180 pounds, and bald with brown eyes. He has tattoos on his neck and head, with a tattoo of Brenda on his neck. Romero was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and grey sweatpants.

Romero was incarcerated to the facility for an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear and a probation violation. Romero has a history of trafficking a controlled substance, battery on a peace officer, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and criminal damage to property.

If anyone has information as to the whereabouts of Felix Romero, do not approach him, and call 911 or the Las Vegas City Police Department at 505-425-7504.