UPDATE: Jail escapees still at large
Law enforcement officers were searching Sunday for two men who escaped from the Guilford County Jail in High Point Saturday afternoon, the first such escape in 18 years, according to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.
The two men hadn't been captured as of early Sunday evening, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The two male inmates escaped at approximately 4:40 p.m. The suspects escaped by breaking a window, climbing down to a ledge and dropping to the ground, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The escapees are Jose Alberto Hernandez-Hernandez, 35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall weighing 130 pounds; and Jose Idel Sid, also known as Jose Joaquin-Del Cid Sosa, 36 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall weighing 145 pounds. Sid has a tattoo on his right arm, “AMOR.”
Hernandez-Hernandez’s last known address was 1500 Davis Ave. in High Point, while Sid’s was 203 Lansdowne St. in High Point, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Hernandez-Hernandez was in custody on charges of first-degree sex offense with a child and six counts of indecent liberties with a child. Sid was in custody for an immigration violation detention, the Sheriff’s Office reports.
“This is the first escape such as this in approximately 18 years,” said Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes. “We have excellent assistance from the High Point Police Department and we have additional staff held over to check all possibilities in locating the two suspects.”
Anyone with information can call Sheriff’s Office Col. Randy Powers at 508-8834.