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3 inmates who escaped Merced County Jail arrested, hunt on for 3 others – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-01-13 02:55:40 –

Merced County, CA (KFSN)-Authorities arrested three of the six prisoners who escaped from Merced County Prison on Saturday night.

Officials said they had tracked two of them (Fabian Cruz Roman and Andres Nunes Rodriguez Jr.) to Southern California on Tuesday night.

A third, Edgar Eduardo Ventura, was arrested hours ago in the Firebaugh district of Fresno County.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Ventura was charged with a felony in possession of a gun when she fled. Merced County Sheriff Van Wanke said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he would face more charges due to his escape.

Roman and Rodriguez Jr. were captured in the San Diego area around 8:30 pm.

Roman is currently detained for an attempted murder, and Rodriguez is detained for an attempted murder.

Hunting continues for the other three prisoners who are still on the run.

Related: Six prisoners escape from Merced County Prison using homemade ropes

Officials say on Saturday that six men used makeshift ropes made of sheets to escape the building. Due to a specific protocol prohibiting prisoners from interrupting their sleep, authorities were unaware that the number of men had disappeared until the morning numbers almost eight hours later.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office works with several local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to track six prisoners, including the US Marshall Services and the California Department of Corrective Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Services Unit. doing.

A chipline has been set up by the US Marshals Service, which offers up to $ 5,000 incentives per fugitive for information that could lead to arrest.

For information, call 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332) or visit the United States Marshals Service website. All information provided remains anonymous and may help bring these criminals to justice.

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