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Pleasant Hill Police Catch Escaped Inmate With Drugs and Shaved Keys

by ECT

The Pleasant Hill Police Department announced that graveyard officers have taken escaped inmate Jorge Garcia-Escamilla into custody.

On September 4, Jorge Garcia-Escamillia and Gerardo Ramirez-Vera escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility. Several days later, Ramirez-Vera was caught in Vallejo.

According to Pleasant Hill Police, officers found a Suburban going through a local hotel parking lot with no license plates around 1:00 am. During the course of a traffic stop and subsequent investigation, officers located six pounds of marijuana, multiple shaved keys, narcotics paraphernalia and had two subjects in custody.

After getting fingerprinted, police determined one of the suspects in custody was the escaped inmate from Marsh Creek from several weeks ago, Jorge Garcia-Escamillia! He was booked in to Martinez Detention Facility for a host of warrants.

Sept. 8: Gerardo Ramirez-Vera Arrested

Update on Marsh Creek Detention Facility escape – IN CUSTODY. Gerardo Ramirez-Vera was arrested in a hotel in Vallejo this morning, Sept. 8 at 9:15 am. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Jorge Garcia-Escamillia remains outstanding.

Original Release (Sept. 4)

On Sunday at about 11:20, it was discovered that two inmates had escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility (MCDF) located at 12000 Marsh Creek Road.

MCDF is a minimum-security facility that houses sentenced prisoners and those who are facing lower-level charges that would likely result in a sentence served locally.

An emergency count was conducted, and a comprehensive search of the facility and the immediate area was carried out. Law enforcement agencies in the area were notified and an alert was sent to residents in the area.

The two are identified as:

  • 33-year-old Gerardo Ramirez-Vera of Richmond. He was sentenced on weapon, burglary, and vandalism charges. He was due to be released in the first week of January 2023.
  • 28-year-old Jorge Garcia-Escamilla of Pittsburg. He 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 men are now facing felony charges of escape from a county detention facility and face a potential state prison sentence.

The search for the two is ongoing. Anyone with information on their whereabouts or who might have seen them is asked to call Sheriff’s dispatch at (925) 646-2441.

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