CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Two prisoners escaped the Marsh Creek Detention Facility Sunday afternoon, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff announced. Authorities are searching for two men who escaped the facility at 12000 Marsh Creek Road.
The first incarcerated individual is a 33-year-old Hispanic man who is 5-foot-6 and approximately 140 pounds with long black hair and brown eyes. His name is Gerardo Ramirez-Vera of Richmond.
The second is also Hispanic and is 28 years old, 5-foot-8 and approximately 165 pounds. His name is Jorge Garcia-Escamilla of Pittsburg.
Ramirez-Vera was sentenced on weapon, burglary and vandalism charges. He was due to be released in the first week of January 2023.
Garcia-Escamilla was being held on charges that include vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools and drug possession. He had a future court date in three weeks.
Both are wearing all white or all yellow, authorities said. Residents are advised to lock their homes and vehicles. They are also advised not to contact the prisoners.
Authorities say both men are facing felony charges for escaping a county detention facility. They are facing a possible state prison sentence.
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Marsh Creek Detention Facility is a minimum-security facility that houses sentenced prisoners who are facing lower-level charges, authorities said. Authorities advise the public to report any suspicious subjects to Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 925-646-2441.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.