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Man Escapes GEO Group's San Antonio Jail

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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. 

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