January 03, 2006

Fugitive priest returned to Phoenix from California


PHOENIX Fugitive priest Joseph Briceno was returned to Arizona today.

Briceno had earlier waived extradition after he was captured last month in Mexico near the border with Calexico, California.

The Maricopa County sheriff's office says Briceno was flown this morning to Arizona after being jailed in El Centro, California.

Briceno had been hiding out in Mexico before he was caught.

Posted by kshaw at January 3, 2006 04:51 PM