LAREDO, Texas — A man who escaped the South Central Regional Jail and then captured in Texas is denying his identity.
Todd Boyes, 43, of Caldwell, Ohio, told a judge during his extradition hearing in Lerado, Texas Thursday he is not Todd Boyes.
Officers now must obtain a Governor’s Warrant and conduct a DNA test on Boyes before he can be extradited back to West Virginia.
Boyes changed into a pair of khaki pants, a dark-colored pullover and white shoes before he walked out of the South Central Regional Jail last week.
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Boyes Sunday attempting to swim the Rio Grande into Mexico.
Boyes’ mother, Robin Helton, was charged with helping her son escape. Helton told authorities she drove Boyes to Beaumont, Texas, and gave him $2,000.
Officers at South Central Regional Jail did not notice Boyes had left until more than 40 hours later.
Boyes was in jail on a charge of attempting to murder an officer last February.