Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two inmates who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility at 12000 Marsh Creek Road in Clayton Sunday.
Both inmates are Hispanic males. The first inmate is 33 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds with long black hair and brown eyes. The second inmate is 28 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 165 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. Both inmates are wearing all white or all yellow.
The pair were identified as:
Gerardo Ramirez-Vera, 33, of Richmond. He was sentenced on weapon, burglary, and vandalism charges. He was due to be released in the first week of January 2023.
Jorge Garcia-Escamilla, 28, of Pittsburg. He was being held on charges that include vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools, and drug possession. He had a future court date in three weeks.
Both men are now facing felony charges of escape from a county detention facility and face a potential state prison sentence.
Residents were advised to lock their homes and vehicles and to report any suspicious subjects to Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 925-646-2441.