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Father Makes Fugitive Son Surrender to Police

The third of four criminals who escaped from a penal colony near Irkutsk in May has surrendered to the police after his father told him to turn himself in, the Interior Ministry said.

Konstantin Pavlovets, 25, had been on-the-run since he escaped from penal colony No. 19 in the settlement of Markovo on May 18.

"The fugitive came to his relative's home in the Kosoy Brod settlement in the Irkutsk Nizhneudinsk district last night. By morning, his father persuaded him to voluntarily surrender to the police and called the deputy head of the district's InteriorMinistry," the ministry said in a statement.

Pavlovets, who was convicted of robbery, will soon be transported back to the Irkutsk prison.

In June two other escaped inmates were arrested by the police, Gazeta.ru reported.

In May the four convicts escaped from the high security prison near the east Siberian city of Irkutsk around 8 a.m., getting out through a tunnel made under the prison's main fence.

The three other convicts, Alexander Rybakov, Yury Prokhorov and Vladimir Avdeyev were convicted for the group murder of migrant workers in 2005. Pavlovets was sent to the penal colony for robbery.

Currently, the search continues for the remaining fugitive, Vladimir Avdeyev, who was serving 25 years.

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