Cops hunting escapee in Southern Leyte town
TACLOBAN CITY––Authorities are going after an inmate who escaped Wednesday from a jail facility in Sogod town, Southern Leyte.
Delfin Inting, 43, destroyed the padlock of the prison, climbed to the rooftop, and jumped on his way out at 9:45 p.m., according to a report from the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police based in Palo town, Leyte.
Jail Officer 1 Lou Mark Fuentes reported the incident to the local police only the day after.
Jail Officer 1 Eduard Bantigon said they found at around 10 p.m., during the second head count, that Inting had escaped.
Inting has been in jail since 2016 for rape.
The jail facility in Sogod has 86 inmates.
Local police and district jail personnel are conducting a manhunt to find Inting.
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