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This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Jorge Lopez-Diaz, 26. Lopez-Diaz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)
This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Abel Ramos, 25. Ramos is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)
This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)
This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Juan Lopez, 33. Lopez is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)
This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Ricardo Cendejas, 19. Cendejas is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)
FILE -- In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, a worker puts the finishing touches on the door of a two-person cell at a new inmate housing unit that was under construction at the Madera County Jail in Madera, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking $500 million more in the state budget for local jail constriction, while his fellow Democrats in the Senate want to broaden the criteria so locals governments could choose to spend the money on facilities to help the mentally ill, substance abuse offenders and other alternatives to building more jails.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, an inmate at the Madera County Jail is taken to one of the inmate housing units in Madera, Calif. Under Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment plan, County lockups, designed to hold prisoners for no more than a year are now being asked to incarcerate inmates serving the kind of lengthy sentences that used to send them to prisons. The plan has succeeded in its goal of reducing crowding in state prisons, though not to the level demanded by federal judges. But the changes have not come without criticism.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, a multi-inmate cell is seen at a new housing unit near completion at the Madera County Jail in Madera, Calif. County lockups, designed to hold prisoners for no more than a year are now being asked to incarcerate inmates serving the kind of lengthy sentences that used to send them to prisons. In some counties attorney's representing inmates say it is leading to poor conditions similar to those that previously plagued state prisons.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, a female inmate peers out a cell window at the Madera County Jail in Madera, Calif. County lockups, designed to hold prisoners for no more than a year are now being asked to incarcerate inmates serving the kind of lengthy sentences that used to send them to prisons. In some counties attorney's representing inmates say it is leading to poor conditions similar to those that previously plagued state prisons.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, a bank of video monitors that inmates will use to remotely converse with visitors, line a wall oft a new housing unit nearing completion at the Madera County Jail in Madera, Calif. County lockups, designed to hold prisoners for no more than a year are now being asked to incarcerate inmates serving the kind of lengthy sentences that used to send them to prisons. In some counties attorney's representing inmates say it is leading to poor conditions similar to those that previously plagued state prisons.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, an inmate at the Madera County Jail is taken to one of the inmate housing units in Madera, Calif. County lockups, designed to hold prisoners for no more than a year are now being asked to incarcerate inmates serving the kind of lengthy sentences that used to send them to prisons. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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By TERRY COLLINS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A fifth man who escaped a Central California correctional facility has been captured, authorities said Sunday.

Madera County deputies apprehended Roel Soliz, 30, of Chowchilla in Fairmead shortly before 3 p.m. after receiving an anonymous phone tip, Sheriff John Anderson said.

The sheriff's office declined to provide further details about Soliz's arrest, sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

The capture came less than 24 hours after a pair of special sheriff's units caught the other four escapees - Juan Lopez, 33, Jorge Lopez-Diaz, 26, Abel Ramos 25, and Ricardo Cendejas, 19, all of Madera - late Saturday night, also following an anonymous phone tip.

The men were in hiding upon their capture, Stuart said.

The fugitives were being held in custody on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery when they escaped from the county jail late Friday night.

It's still unclear how the men escaped, but they were gone for about an hour before corrections officers discovered they were missing, Stuart said.

The jail is operated by the Madera County Department of Corrections, she added.

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