In this undated photo of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is Emily Vaca. The authorities say that the deputies in Northern California were unable to find an escaped prisoner after a SWAT team, surrounded by a east San Jose, Calif., home. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Rich Glennon says deputies on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, carried out with a number of pre-planned activities in Santa Clara County, after receiving tips of the possible location of the fugitive inmate Rogelio Chavez. Glennon said the 35-year-old Emily Vaca, who helped Chavez after he escaped, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime. (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
SAN JOSE, California. – Heavily armed deputies in Northern California on Tuesday surrounded a mobile home, which they believed, was one of the two escaped prisoners — but came up with empty hands.
Fugitive prisoners Rogelio Chavez and Laron Campbell escaped last Wednesday from the Santa Clara County main jail by cutting through the bars of a second story window, and then descend to the ground on a sheet.
Deputies on Tuesday placed in the vicinity of the schools on the lock and searched on various places around the county after receiving tips of the possible location of Chavez, said Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Rich Glennon.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s SWAT team was dispatched to a mobile home parked on an east San Jose street.
“He was not discovered at that location, but we keep searching and our researchers remain in the field of the processing of information and interviewing of witnesses,” Glennon said.
A woman who helped Chavez after he escaped Monday was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime, Glennon said.
Police say Emily Vaca, 35, of San Jose, helped Chavez to evade the authorities by driving him to the county. She was arrested after authorities raided a motel in Gilroy, where Chavez was supposed to hide, Glennon said.
Chavez and Campbell are facing possible life sentences if convicted for burglary, extortion, false imprisonment and other charges for which they were detained. Chavez had been in prison since August, and Campbell since February 2015.