Leo Chavez, man who murdered parents, still loose after 4 Cullman County inmates escaped; reward offered – al.com

UPDATE: Robert Alan Peak was taken into custody overnight. A pursuit began in Blount County where authorities say Peak was in a stolen vehicle. The pursuit went from Blount County into Cullman County and ended on Highway 278 near Berlin.


A man convicted in the 2017 slayings of his parents is among two Cullman County Jail inmates still at large after four inmates, including one charged with murder, escaped from the facility Thursday night, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said.

Leo Santiago Chavez was convicted in March of the 2017 murders of his parents, Adalberta Chavez Ruiz and Ricardo Santiago Gonzales, at their home in Blount County.

“Make sure to take extreme caution with Chavez,” Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry urged the public should they come into contact with him. He said the public should be diligent and lock their doors.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including U.S. Marshals, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Cullman Police Department and the Winston County Sheriff’s Office, are searching for Chavez and Robert Alan Peak, who was charged in November with first-degree theft of property and unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

The U.S. Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Chavez, and $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of Peak, Gentry said.
Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon said K-9 units have been deployed to capture Chavez and Peak.