Six inmates have escaped from Merced County Downtown Jail, according to an announcement Sunday afternoon by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office in California.
Jail staff discovered the inmates were missing at around midnight. A preliminary investigation found that they were able to gain access to the roof of the facility and use a homemade rope to scale down the side of the jail.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office formed a task force to track down and apprehend the fugitives. Anyone with information or anyone who sees any of these individuals is asked not to approach them and to immediately call 911.
The sheriff’s office will provide an update with additional information as it becomes available.
The inmates, wanted by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office for escaping, should be considered armed and dangerous:
Jorge Barron, a 20-year-old Hispanic male from Atwater, Calif., is currently charged with violation of probation. Barron is 5 feet, 5 inches and 140 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.
Gabriel Francis Coronado, a