SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Latest on the search for two inmates who escaped from a Northern California jail (all times local):
Authorities say deputies in Northern California were unable to find an escaped inmate after a SWAT team surrounded an east San Jose home.
Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Rich Glennon says deputies on Tuesday conducted several pre-planned operations throughout Santa Clara County after receiving tips of the possible location of fugitive inmate Rogelio Chavez.
Chavez and Laron Campbell escaped last Wednesday from Santa Clara County's main jail by cutting through the bars covering a second-story window and then rappelling to the ground on a bedsheet
Santa Clara County Sheriff's SWAT team surrounded an east San Jose home but came up empty-handed.
Glennon says investigators remain in the area processing information and interviewing witnesses.
He says a woman who helped Chavez after he escaped was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime.
Glennon says 35-year-old Emily Vaca, of San Jose, helped Chavez evade authorities by driving him around the county.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's SWAT team has surrounded an east San Jose home where they believe an escaped inmate may be hiding.
KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/2ggXC7L ) Tuesday that nearby Overfelt High School has also been placed on lockdown.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says Rogelio Chavez and Laron Campbell escaped with two other prisoners last Wednesday night from Santa Clara County's main jail by cutting through the bars covering a second-story window and then rappelling to the ground on a bedsheet. The others were quickly apprehended.
Chavez and Campbell are facing possible life sentences if convicted of burglary, extortion, false imprisonment and other charges on which they were being held. Chavez had been held at the jail since August and Campbell since February 2015
Information from: KNTV-TV.