Man who escaped from Port Isabel Detention Center captured

The main entrance to the Port Isabel Detention Center on Sunday, June 24, 2018. (Reynaldo Leal | Texas Tribune)

A Cuban national who escaped from the Port Isabel Detention Center Saturday is back in custody and facing federal charges.

Authorities charged Gerardo Rodriguez-Lois with being a detainee held in custody who escaped from a facility where he was being held for immigration proceedings.

According to the criminal complaint, Rodriguez-Lois scaled two security fences before passing through a gap in a third security fence.

Authorities apprehended him 13 miles away from the detention center Sunday and report that he admitted he was trying to flee to Mexico, court documents indicate.

Rodriguez-Lois is being held without bond pending a probable cause and detention hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan.