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Escapee Captured, Cops Say

Marvin Manzo, 35, who reportedly escaped from the James A. Musick Jail, was arrested in Anaheim today.

Authorities today caught a man who escaped from an Orange County jail, the Orange County Sheriff's Department announced.

Marvin Manzo, 35, escaped from the James A. Musick Jail on county property near Irvine and Lake Forest about 5 p.m. last Thursday, said Gail Krause of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Manzo was arrested about 1:15 p.m. at Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue in Anaheim, Krause said.

Authorities received information indicating Manzo was in the area so they set up surveillance and saw the escapee walking south on Euclid, Krause said. Manzo was arrested without incident.

Authorities realized Manzo was missing during a routine inmate count at the medium-security jail last Thursday night, Krause said. It is believed he ditched his jail clothes and slightly hurt his leg while leaping over a razor wire, she added.

Manzo originally landed in jail Nov. 2 on a probation violation, Krause said. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years probation and was due to be released in April, Krause said.

An escape charge could get him up to another year in jail, Krause said.

Manzo has a history of grand theft, attempted grand theft, vandalism, and resisting arrest, Krause said.

- City News Service

JustUs December 28, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Boy, I bet Manzo will get the treatment in solitary after making the Lake Forest City Council, the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors look like clowns after claiming Musick was secure from escapes and authorizing a big expansion that will quadruple the number of inmates and bring in some maximum security prisoners. hah. Bread and water for 30 days, no doubt. hah. I hope the Irvine City Council and the City of Irvine documents this escape in their continued legal action against the expansion. That should open up the eye of any impartial judge. At least Irvine is willing to do some heavy lifting here and outshine the lightweight Lake Forest Council.
MisturChips December 28, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Of course, they'll use this as an excuse to spend more of our money making the facility more secure, then use THAT as an excuse to house more dangerous criminals. "If the facilities exist, we should use them" etc..
JustUs December 28, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Good point, MisturChips. They are masters at leaving all doors open. All agreements are a work in progress. Nothing gets nailed down. Only the taxpayers are forced into a losing compromising position. Everyone else wins. :)
JustUs December 29, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I am going to guess that Manzo doesn't really care. He's back with his friends and social group. 3 guaranteed meals a day with clean sheets and a warm building to sleep in at night. Free health care. Education programs available compliments of the taxpayers. Organized sports. And when he gets out the County may even give him on of those 'life coaches' at taxpayer's expense to help him apply for public assistance and find a job. Heck, it's all good, man. If the social group inside the jail wasn't antithetical to what most of us would consider 'normal' it would be a pretty darn good place to go if one was 'down and out'. Like the military - it would be a good place to get a start. Do you realize that in California it costs us about $50,000 a year to house a prisoner? :) Inmates live much better than many people do on the outside. Have you ever thought about that? Or have we Americans shut down our critical thinking skills?
Tim b January 20, 2013 at 05:35 PM
You obviously never been to jail,you are being ignorant.food sucks,colder than you know in those tents,and belittled.why don't you spend your time complaining about the real thieves,are government.maybe people wouldn't commit crimes if the cost of living was so high.its ridiculous I have to work my hands to the bone just to put gas in my truck.look at the real problem
JustUs January 20, 2013 at 05:57 PM
I do complain about the government thieves. All the time. But prison should be a real nasty place to go where you're forced to work (hard labor) 15 hours a day and fed grits for breakfast, lunch and dinner with water to wash it down with. Perhaps if we had such a policy we wouldn't have a problem with prison overcrowding in California. I can understand why some people are beating down the doors to get in. For many life inside is much better than life outside. I know the truth doesn't feel good. Tough.

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