The previous Spanish commando and convicted assassin evaded arrest by hiding within the mountains
Alfredo Sanchez Chacon, 63, also called the ‘Galician Rambo’, had been hiding within the mountains and woodlands of the northwestern Spanish area since final March, when he did not return to the Monterroso jail in Lugo after a one-day furlough. The convicted assassin and infamous escape artist was resulting from be launched in 2025.
A former Spanish Legion serviceman and armed forces commando, Chacon used his survival expertise to reside alone within the wilderness, avoiding seize for almost a yr. Residents had been on alert resulting from fixed meals theft, and after a hunter noticed the fugitive tenting out within the forest.
Chacon was lastly apprehended early Thursday morning close to A Coruna, after he tried to interrupt right into a home to steal meals. Two individuals heard noises and went out to chase him. In addition they known as their neighbor, an off-duty member of the Civil Guard, Spain’s legislation enforcement company. The three males noticed Chacon with a backpack and a tent on his again heading for the street.
The convict had hassle operating because of the weight of the provides he was carrying, and since he was limping, El Pais reported. He tried to withstand, nonetheless. Manuel Vilela, the guardsman who made the arrest, informed reporters that he fired two warning pictures, however Chacon didn’t cease.
“He wielded a stick and wished to hit me with it. I moved away, I hit him with a collapsible baton 4 or 5 instances,” Vilela mentioned, as quoted by El Mundo. “I threw myself on prime on him, used a neck restraint, and that was the tip of it.”
A Civil Guard supply described Chacon to El Pais as “fairly previous and really damaged” on the time of the arrest. Spanish media mentioned the person was emaciated.
The son a civil guardsman himself, Chacon was first jailed in 1997. He had been on the run for eight years and had a legal document in a number of Spanish areas. The fees included the homicide of a 24-year-old man, an tried homicide, a number of rapes, 23 robberies, and several other shootouts with the Civil Guard. He had been arrested 38 instances.
The authorities had issues figuring out him, as his most up-to-date photograph was taken a decade earlier. They lastly managed to seize the fugitive in March 1997, when he visited a brothel after seven months residing in a tent within the mountains.
Chacon spent simply 9 months behind bars. Together with a fellow inmate, he climbed down a wall utilizing a rope made from mattress sheets and fled to Portugal. After hiding for 2 years, Chacon was recaptured in a Galician bar in 1999.
He escaped once more in 2001, however was detained the identical day.
In line with Spanish media, police are investigating thefts and different crimes Chacon could have dedicated throughout his third escape. He now faces an extension of his jail time period.
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