Authorities Capture 3 Of 6 Inmates As California Manhunt Continues

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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Three out of the six inmates who broke out of a California jail have been captured by law enforcement, Fox News reported.

The six inmates were able to escape Merced County Jail Saturday night by climbing to the roof of the jail, and then use a rope made of sheets to descend 20 feet to the ground, according to Fox News.

Authorities apprehended three of the six men in the San Diego, CA area on Tuesday, according to a Merced County Sheriff’s Office statement.

Fabian Cruz Roman, 22, was facing murder charges before he escaped from Merced County jail, and is among the three captured, Fox News reported. Another captured inmate, 21-year-old Andres Nunez Rodriguez, was facing attempted murder charges. The third, 22-year-old Edgar Eduardo Ventura was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, participation in a criminal street gang, and violating probation, according to Fox News. (RELATED: Manhunt Begins For 6 Inmates Who Escaped Prison Using Rope To Scale Down Side Of Jail)

The manhunt for the other three escapees remains ongoing, and authorities are encouraging Californians to remain vigilant, Fox News reported. Authorities are offering up to $5,000 per inmate for any information that leads to the other three men’s arrest.