Police and corrections officers have caught an escaped prisoner who fled a work detail near the Gratigny Parkway Tuesday, causing the parkway to be shut down for a time during a multi-agency search.
Juan Preval, 27, was found after about an hour by a prison K-9 team behind a Burger King, according to WSVN. Officials say he was serving time at the Opa Locka Work Release Center when he escaped in shackles from a group of prisoners working alongside an entrance ramp to the Gratigny.
Preval fled into Hialeah from Miami Lakes, prompting the Miami-Dade and Hialeah police departments to join Miami-Dade corrections setting up a perimeter near Northwest 62nd Avenue and 138th Street. Police dogs and a helicopter assisted in the massive search, which closed down parts of the Gratigny near 57th Avenue and north of 138th Street.
Preval escaped while serving time on charges of grand theft, burglary, weapons, and resisting arrest for a 2004 crime committed in Broward County, according to CBS.