California

Search for escaped inmates leads police to California motel

  • This Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff shows a window of the Santa Clara County Jail where inmates cut through the bars to escape. Authorities asked for the public's help in tracking down the pair of potentially dangerous California prisoners, who after cutting through the bars on Thanksgiving Eve, rappelled to the ground on a bedsheet rope and escaped. (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP)

    This Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff shows a window of the Santa Clara County Jail where inmates cut through the bars to escape. Authorities asked for the public's help in tracking down the pair of potentially dangerous California prisoners, who after cutting through the bars on Thanksgiving Eve, rappelled to the ground on a bedsheet rope and escaped. (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, shows a window of the Santa Clara County Jail where inmates cut through the bars and escaped on Wednesday. Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Glennon asked for people to keep an eye out for Rogelio Chavez and Laron Campbell and call 911 if they are spotted. Chavez and Campbell were among four inmates who broke out of the county's main jail. The others were quickly captured. (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP)

    This photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, shows a window of the Santa Clara County Jail where inmates cut through the bars and escaped on Wednesday. Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Glennon asked for people to keep an eye out for Rogelio Chavez and Laron Campbell and call 911 if they are spotted. Chavez and Campbell were among four inmates who broke out of the county's main jail. The others were quickly captured. (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS DEPUTY'S LAST NAME TO GLENNON INSTEAD OF GELNNON - This photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office shows Rogelio Chavez. Four inmates escaped from a California jail, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office said Thursday. Two of the men were recaptured just outside the jail after the nighttime escape, but the other two, Chavez and Lanon Campbell, remained on the lam early Thursday, Sgt. Rich Glennon said. (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

    CORRECTS DEPUTY'S LAST NAME TO GLENNON INSTEAD OF GELNNON - This photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office shows Rogelio Chavez. Four inmates escaped from a California jail, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office said Thursday. Two of the men were recaptured just outside the jail after the nighttime escape, but the other two, Chavez and Lanon Campbell, remained on the lam early Thursday, Sgt. Rich Glennon said. (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a search for two inmates who fled a Northern California jail led authorities to a motel where several people were taken into custody.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2gyx6ri ) that the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office received multiple tips that fugitive inmate Rogelio Chavez was at a Days Inn in Gilroy. But when authorities arrived Sunday night, he was nowhere to be found.

Police then took multiple people into custody for questioning. It was not clear if they are linked to the case.

Police say information suggests Chavez was at the hotel as recently as Sunday night but may have left before police arrived.

Chavez and Laron Campbell escaped with two other prisoners Wednesday night from the county's main jail by cutting through the bars covering a second-story window. They then rappelled to the ground on a bedsheet. The others were apprehended.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com