Second inmate who escaped from Contra Costa detention center captured

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Pleasant Hill police have announced that one of two inmates who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Center earlier this month has been captured. 

 Jorge Garcia-Escamillia, 28, and  Gerardo Ramirez-Vera, 33, escaped from the facility on Sunday, September 4. 

Ramirez-Vera was arrested four days later in Vallejo, while Garcia-Escamillia at that time remained at large, until Wednesday night when he was caught by Pleasant Hill Police Department on a graveyard shift. 

According to the police, “officers found a Suburban going through a local hotel parking lot with no license plates around 1 a.m.” 

After a traffic stop and an investigation, they found six pounds of marijuana, multiple shaved keys, and drug paraphernalia.

The police took two suspects into custody, but after being fingerprinted, one was revealed to be Garcia-Escamillia. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Center “for a host of warrants.”

At the time of the escape, Ramirez-Vera was serving time for being sentenced on weapons, burglary, and vandalism charges. Garcia-Escamillia was being held on charges that included vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools, and drug possession.