outbrain
Close  

Escaped prisoner from Northern Samar being hunted

/ 02:05 PM July 13, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY –– An inmate of the Northern Samar Provincial Jail (NSPJ) has been hunted by authorities after he escaped from prison on Saturday, July 11.

Rosendo Fernandez, 29, managed to pass through a damaged portion of the facility’s ceiling around 10 p.m. while his four other inmates inside the cell were asleep, said Captain Ricardo Banjawan, the police chief of Bobon town, in a phone interview.

ADVERTISEMENT

The prisoner, whose was detained for more than a year on charges of carnapping and murder, reportedly used a still undetermined object to cut the barbed wires of the facility’s high fence and ran away towards the mountains located at the back of the NSPJ.

“Based on our initial investigation, the suspect and his wife were having some problems. This could have triggered him to escape,” Banjawan said.

FEATURED STORIES

He said both the local police and the personnel of the NSPJ were conducting manhunt operations to rearrest the inmate who is a native of Bohol province.

The town police chief said the NSPJ has more than 100 inmates.

LZB
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Escape, ‎inmate, Northern Samar Provincial Jail, NSPJ, Prison, Regions
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.