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Manhunt Continues After 3 Escaped Inmates From California Jail Arrested, 3 Fugitives Still at Large

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Manhunt Continues After 3 Escaped Inmates From California Jail Arrested, 3 Fugitives Still at Large

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Authorities in Northern California are still on the hunt for three of the six inmates who escaped from Merced County Downtown Jail over the weekend, police confirmed in a press release. Merced County Sheriff’s Office said that a preliminary investigation concluded the fugitives escaped the facility by using a “homemade rope to scale down the side of the jail” via the roof. Jail officials found the six inmates missing from their cells just before midnight on Jan. 10. The fugitives have been described as Hispanic males between the ages of 19 and 22. A task force has been formed to track down and apprehend the escaped inmates. The sheriff’s office updated the public on Tuesday that one of the fugitives identified as 22-year-old Edgar Ventura of Portland, Oregon was apprehended at about 3 p.m. without incident in the city of Firebaugh, about 40 miles south of the jail in Merced. He …

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