Inmate who escaped jail custody turns himself in

The Daily Times staff
Kjay King

FARMINGTON — A man who escaped jail custody while on work detail at McGee Park Monday turned himself in at the county jail this morning.

Kjay King surrendered at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center about 6:18 a.m. today, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jayme Harcrow.

He escaped the work detail around 11:20 a.m. Monday. It was around 11:50 a.m. that the jail staff notified the sheriff's office that King had escaped.

King has been charged and served a warrant for a fourth-degree felony count of escape from jail, Harcrow said.

The sheriff's office is investigating how King escaped, including claims that he went to the bathroom and never returned to the work detail.

King was set to be released May 6.

King has four charges pending against him in separate case.

He is accused of a misdemeanor count of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, along with petty misdemeanor counts of expired registration of a motor vehicle, failure to maintain traffic and no proof of insurance, according to court records.

He is set for a jury trial at 8:30 a.m. June 22 in Farmington Magistrate Court in that case.