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Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a male inmate who walked away from a minimum-security area of Monterey County Jail in Salinas while assigned to a work crew Wednesday, according to sheriff’s deputies. James Rimbey, 29, walked away from the minimum-security area at 2:15 p.m., according to Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies.
A witness saw Rimbey running toward the Natividad Creek Park soccer fields, according to deputies. Members of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the Salinas Police Department and the Monterey County Probation Department conducted a search of the area but failed to locate the fugitive.
Rimbey was sentenced to three years in county jail following a burglary conviction, deputies said. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair. He is not considered to be dangerous, deputies said. Anyone with information as to the location of the fugitive is asked to call 911.
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