Authorities in California arrested three of the six men who escaped from the county jail on Sunday using a homemade rope to collapse their walls.
The office said in a statement that on Tuesday afternoon, duty with the Mered County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Edgar Ventura in the town of Firebach, about 35 miles from the Merbed County Jail, without incident. Later that day, authorities said they arrested Fabian Cruz Roman, 21, and Andres Nunez, 21, without incident in the San Diego area.
Venturo was charged with possession of firearms and violation of probation, Roman for murder charges, and Rodriguez for murder charges and possession of firearms.
The Mered County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, six inmates, all ages 19 to 22, were first reported missing from their cells. Investigators said the men gained access to the roof of the facility, where they “used the rope of the house to scale downward toward the prison,” the sheriff’s office said.
The remaining three prisoners are: George Barone, 20; Gabriel Francis Coronado, 19; And Manuel Ellen Leon, 21.
The sheriff’s office said Monday that a task force was formed to track the fugitives, including the United States Marshals Service, the Justice Department, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The agency, according to the sheriff’s office, is considered “arresting and dangerous”, offering a reward of up to $ 5,000 per person for the arrest of runners.
Mered is a city with about 85,000 people, about 115 miles from San Jose.