After hours-long standoff with deputies, 2nd jail escapee captured in San Jose

Rogelio Chavez, the second outstanding escaped inmate was captured Wednesday night in San Jose. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department held a news conference that night to update the situation.

- After about a seven-hour standoff outside a San Jose home that included a tear gas deployment by law enforcement, the second outstanding escapee from a San Jose jail is back in custody.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 8:29 p.m. that Rogelio Chavez was captured Wednesday night. 

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith held a news conference late Wednesday. She said Chavez was arrested without incident at 8:25 p.m. Smith said he was not believed to be armed but was allegedly in possession of narcotics and under the influence. He was taken to the the hospital. 

Chavez was arrested in a room but was said to have at some point been hiding in an attic in the home. 

Karla Fernandez was also arrested Wednesday night in relation to Chavez' capture. The sheriff said she was harboring the escaped inmate and was an accessory to his escape and that she violated probation.

The Sheriff thanked U.S. Marshals Service for their cooperation. 

The sheriff said a handgun was found at the residence. The investigation is ongoing. 

Sheriff's deputies and a SWAT team surrounded the home on Coy Drive as the suspect holed up inside. The home was in the Blossom Hill area of San Jose. 

A SWAT team shot tear gas canisters into the home at least twice earlier in the day. 

Video of the scene showed a man in handcuffs being led out of the house by at least six officers. 

Another escapee from San Jose's Main Jail South facility, Laron Campbell, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and police Tuesday night in Antioch around 10 p.m. 

When authorities entered the residence they determined Campbell was hiding in the attic. He then crashed to the floor and was arrested without incident.

Campbell's sister, 24-year-old Marcaysha Alexander, was also arrested in Antioch. Officials say she was helping to harbor him. The search continues for Rogelio Chavez.

Earlier on Tuesday, a woman suspected of helping one of two inmates who escaped from the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose was arrested, a sheriff's spokesman said today.
  
San Jose resident Emily Vaca, 35, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime, sheriff's Sgt. Richard Glennon said.
  
Vaca allegedly helped 33-year-old Rogelio Chavez of San Jose flee from law enforcement authorities by driving him around the county, Glennon said.
  
Chavez and 26-year-old Laron Campbell of Palo Alto escaped from the Main Jail South facility near West Hedding and North San Pedro streets in San Jose around 11 p.m. Wednesday by cutting through bars to a second floor window, Glennon said.
  
They then lowered themselves to the ground with bed sheets and clothes, according to Glennon.
  
Investigators didn't find any cutting instruments in the cell or surrounding area where the inmates took off. They reviewed surveillance footage that showed the pair outside the perimeter established by deputies that night, Glennon said.
  
Two other inmates also fled with Chavez and Campbell but were quickly located by correctional deputies outside of the jail facility, Glennon said.
  
Around 11:15 p.m. Sunday, deputies went to a Days Inn motel at 8292 Murray Ave. in Gilroy based on tips that Chavez was in or near the motel, according to Glennon.
  
They were unable to find Chavez, but interviewed many people in the area, the sergeant said.
  
Deputies today also raided a property on Inman Way in San Jose for Chavez's associates in the county.
  
The raid was planned ahead of time and was just blocks away from Apollo High School, William C. Overfelt High School and Most Holy Trinity School, Glennon said.
  
Deputies are collaborating with local and federal law enforcement agencies in their search. Chavez had been at the jail since Aug. 17 on suspicion of burglary, extortion, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and firearms violations, according to Glennon.
  
Chavez is described as a Hispanic man standing around 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He has a facial tattoo above and below his left eye, Glennon said.
  
Campbell was booked into the jail on Feb. 12, 2015, for alleged robbery, false imprisonment, criminal threats and firearms violations, according to Glennon.
  
Campbell is a black man who stands about 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs roughly 220 pounds, Glennon said.
  
It's not clear if Chavez has weapons, but he is to be considered dangerous, Glennon said.
  
Sheriff Laurie Smith announced a $20,000 reward for anyone who provides information that helps investigators catch Chavez, according to Glennon.
  
Smith has also warned the public that anyone who helps the inmates can expect to face charges.


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