SALINAS, CA – On Monday, Luis Armando Sarabia, 23, escaped from the Monterey County Jail, around 3 p.m., but his absence was not discovered for three hours, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
“It looks like somebody distracted the deputy and he was able to hide and conceal himself on the yard and then he escaped over the fence,” stated MCSO Chief Deputy John Thornburg.
Sarabia was awaiting trial for the 2019 murder of Charles Adolfo Jose.
He is the third inmate to escape from the Monterey County Jail in a little over a year.
The Mercury News stated:
Two murder suspects escaped from the jail in November 2019 and were arrested at the U.S./Mexico border days later. The Sheriff’s Office said at that time that Santos Fonseca and Jonathan Salazar exploited a “blind spot” in the hallway of the jail housing unit where they were awaiting trial on murder and other charges, then made a 22-inch by 8-inch hole through sheetrock and metal screening in a bathroom ceiling.
Sarabia is 5'10'' tall and weighs approximately 240 pounds.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this escapee is urged to immediately call the Monterey County Sheriff's Office at 831-755-6276.