Man escapes from jail, nobody notices for nearly a day
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Law enforcement officials are trying to
understand how a convicted felon managed to escape from jail
without anyone noticing his absence for a full day.
35-year-old Esequiel Pena escaped from a private San Antonio
jail sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon.
Officials believe he escaped by climbing eight stories down a fire
He remains at large.
Pena was being held at the privately operated Central Texas
Detention Facility for violating terms of his supervised release.
He was previously convicted of an unspecified weapons charge and
later re-arrested for a different offense.
The facility is operated by The GEO Group. A company spokesman
did not immediately respond to a phone message left By The
Associated Press early this morning.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, www.mysa.com
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