Fugitives San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

SWAT Surrounds San Jose House Searching for Escaped Inmate

ID #16-632 Laron Campbell

ID #16-633 Rogelio Chavez

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s SWAT team has surrounded a San Jose home in east San Jose where they believe an escaped inmate may be hiding.

Nearby Overfelt High School was reportedly placed on lockdown, sheriff’s officials said. Katherine R. Smith Elementary School was also on lockdown, which was lifted at around 1:30 p.m., a person who answered the phone at the school said.

Sheriff’s deputies are still looking for two inmates who made a daring escape from Santa Clara County Main Jail on Thanksgiving Eve, using bedsheets to repel down their second-story jail cell window.

As early as Sunday they had swarmed around a Gilroy Day’s Inn after numerous tips led them to believe one of the inmates, 33-year-old Rogelio Chavez of San Jose, had been staying there. But he was nowhere to be found.

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s Revolutionary Leader, Dies at 90

Chavez stands about six feet tall, weighs 190 pounds and has the letter B tattooed on the left side of his neck. He also has a line tattooed over his left eye. Glennon said he was held since Aug. 17 on various charges including burglary, extortion, false imprisonment, resisting arrest, and firearms violations.

The second escapee is 26-year-old Laron Desean Campbell. He is about six feet four inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. Campbell was held since February 2015 on various charges including robbery, false imprisonment, criminal threats and firearms violations, records indicate.

Leave a Comment