REPORT: Inmates Escape Local Jail During Coronavirus Outbreak, Witnesses Report at Least 20

Late Monday night police were still looking for six inmates who escaped from the Yakima County jail earlier that evening.

According to a Department of Corrections news release, at about 7 p.m. a dozen inmates in the jail’s annex were able to use a table to break open an exterior fire door and climb a fence to the outside.

Corrections officers called police, who swiftly apprehended six inmates, the release said.

The six inmates who remain at large are: Fernando Gustavo Castenda-Sandoval, Hugo Alejandro Amezcue-Hernandez, Miguel Angel Chavez-Amezcua, Andrew Derrick Wofley, Tyrone Adam Mulvaney, and Neftali Serrano.

According to the Yakima Herald, Castenda-Sandoval was being held on a U.S. Marshal’s hold; Amezcue-Hernandez was suspected of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, resisting arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle; Chavez-Amezcua was being held on drug charges and unlawful possession of a firearm; Wolfly on third-degree assault, attempting to elude, motor vehicle theft, possession of stolen property; Mulvaney, obstructing a police officer; Serrano, second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, violation of a protection order and possession of a controlled substance.

An earlier report showing the escape caught on camera, disputes the Department of Corrections news release.  Although it is hard to count the actual escapees, the video seems to depict more than 12, but 20 may be a stretch unless some escaped prior to the video’s initial capture.

Breaking 911 had the video and released it 7 hours ago, “DEVELOPING: Police in Yakima, Washington now say they DO NOT KNOW how many inmates have escaped local jail, witnesses report at least 20

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