Convict involved in police chief's death escapes custody
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Three convicts, including one involved in the 1988 killing of the police chief of Claremont, walked away from a halfway house after saying they were going to church, authorities said.
Robert Salinas was serving the last third of his sentence in the halfway house when he left with two other convicts to go to church Sunday morning, said the Rev. Dick Harden, executive director of Damascus Way Re-entry Center.
The men later called and check in with the center, but they never returned, Harden said Tuesday. Authorities were contacted, he said, arrest warrants were issued for the three.