KSAT ("Fugitive Escapes from Downtown Jail," April 1) reports that a man escaped the GEO Group's downtown San Antonio jail sometime on Sunday or Monday. According to the story,
A man who escaped from a jail facility downtown had quite a headstart on law enforcement.
Esequiel Pena escaped from the GEO Group Jail sometime between Sunday and Monday afternoons when he pulled open a recreation yard fence and climbed down an eight-story fire escape, according to a press release from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
Pena was originally sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on weapons charges, but was awaiting transfer into a release program when he was at the facility, according to the release. He has a history of mental problems, according to the release.
We'll keep you posted on developments.