Officials in Washington State are looking for six prisoners who are still on the loose after breaking out of Yakima County Jail. Officials said that on Monday (March 23) night, 14 prisoners managed to escape the facility after using a table to break down a fire door.
"They decided they were going to break down the door and leave," said Yakima County Sheriff Robert Udell in a video posted on Facebook. "Despite the governor’s shelter-in-place or stay-at-home order, apparently they didn’t want to do that, so they are out and about."
Authorities managed to capture eight of the escaped prisoners and are conducting a massive manhunt for the remaining six fugitives.
The inmates have been identified as Neftali Serrano, Hugo Alejandro Amezcua-Hernandez, Fernando Gustavo Casteneda-Sandoval, Tyrone Adam Mulvaney, Miguel Angel Chavez-Amezcua, and Andrew Derrick Wolfley.
Serrano was facing charges of second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, violation of a protection order and possession of a controlled substance. Amezcue-Hernandez was being held on charges of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, resisting arrest, and possession of a stolen vehicle. Castenda-Sandoval was being held on hold from the U.S. Marshal Service. Mulvaney was locked up for allegedly obstructing a police officer. Chavez-Amezcua was being held on drug charges and unlawful possession of a firearm. Wolfly was facing multiple charges including, third-degree assault, attempting to elude, motor vehicle theft, and possession of stolen property.
The inmates were wearing green shirts with YCDOC written across the chest and black sweatpants when they escaped.
Authorities warned residents to stay inside and to call 911 if they have any information about the whereabouts of the six missing prisoners.
Photo: Yakima County Sheriff's Office