December 18, 2013

Escaped Merced inmate is captured in Gilroy

An inmate who escaped earlier this week from the John Latorraca Correctional Center was captured Wednesday in Gilroy. Jason Grant Hunwardsen, 32, apparently climbed out through the ceiling of the holding cell at the jail complex on Sandy Mush Road in Merced around 1:30 a.m. Monday, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

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