Police arrest escaped Merced County Jail inmate

Monday, December 16, 2013

An inmate is locked up again after escaping from the Merced county jail Monday.

Jason Hunwardsen, 32, managed to escape through the roof of the jail this morning. He is accused of domestic violence and assault.

Correctional officers noticed Hunwardsen was missing around 3 a.m. Monday.

Police caught up with Hunwardsen at a home in Gilroy and say he had a handgun.

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