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