Albert Lea, MN  The man who apparently took advantage of an unlocked door at the Freeborn County Jail and walked away from the detention center on Monday was captured today following a high-speed chase in the Twin Cities.

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says officers for Immigration Customs Enforcement spotted Victor Nava-Urioste in St. Paul driving a car that was reported stolen in Albert Lea yesterday. The federal agents attempted to pull him over but instead, he sped away. Officials say the pursuit ended after Nava-Urioste turned onto a dead-end street and then attempted to flee on foot.

He was being held in the Freeborn County jail on a detention order from ICE.


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The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says a man being held for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency walked out of jail yesterday and is still at large.

Officials say Victor Nava-Urioste is not considered dangerous and apparently was able to exit the Freeborn County Detention Center through a door that is normally locked but was not latched. He was reported missing around 5:30 Monday afternoon and a video recording showed him walking away from the jail around noon.

The Sheriff's Office says Albert Lea police suspect he was the person who stole a 2003 silver Toyota Camry around 2 PM. The license plate number of the vehicle is 978 TJJ.

Anyone with information about the man's location is asked to call the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office at 507-377-5200.