DA: Prisoner was due for transfer before escape

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico

Convicted killer Edward Salas was due to be transferred to the state’s Department of Corrections one day after he escaped from the Curry County jail, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler.

Salas was among a group of eight inmates who escaped on Sunday night. He remained at large on Tuesday night.

Chandler said Salas may have known the transfer was pending,