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Convicted Murderer Captured Following Escape From House Arrest

On Saturday, the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry Fugitive Apprehension Unit captured Daniel Cahill, a convicted murderer who had escaped from house arrest. The fugitive had been on the run in Phoenix before being apprehended.

The Tempe Police Department collaborated with the ADCRR to apprehend Cahill and return him to custody.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Cahill, who stands at 5-foot-10 and weighs 149 pounds, was captured without any issues. He was taken to the correctional facility in Phoenix for violating the terms of his community supervision.

In 1980, Cahill was initially given a prison sentence for first-degree murder and was subsequently found guilty of second-degree escape in 1992. He was repeatedly deemed a high-risk inmate and placed in maximum-security custody during his incarceration.

In April 2023, he was given house arrest outside of prison, a decision that was challenged by Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. He was being held in a “community placement in Maricopa County” by the ADCRR when he escaped.

Cahill evaded authorities for three days before finally being caught and returned to custody.