Prisoner Breaks From Jail By Going Through ‘Several Layers Of Building Material’ And Bypassing Fence

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a California jail Monday night, according to a Facebook post from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate, 45-year-old Charlie “Mikey” Everitt, escaped from the John Latorraca Correctional Center in Merced, California, around 8 p.m. Monday. “Everitt was able to forcibly break through several layers of building material, make his way through the perimeter fencing, and escape jail custody,” the Facebook post stated.

FOX26 Fresno reported that Everitt was serving a jail sentence for an incident in 2019 when he crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing two people. Everitt was convicted for driving under the influence, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and for causing great bodily injury, according to the outlet.

Authorities released a description of Everitt on the Facebook post, noting his “blue-colored inmate clothing” and “shaved head.” (RELATED: Manhunt Begins For 6 Inmates Who Escaped Prison Using Rope To Scale Down Side Of Jail)

Everett is the seventh inmate to escape from jail in Merced County in 2021, Fox News noted. In January, six inmates escaped by repelling down the side of the facility using a hand-fashioned rope. While law enforcement recaptured four of the inmates, two still remain at large, the outlet reported.