6 of 12 Yakima County jail escapees remain on loose

James Marshall
March 24, 2020

Two Moses Lake men are among six inmates that remain at large after more than a dozen inmates escaped from the Yakima County Jail Monday evening.

The four other at-large inmates include Fernando Gustavo Casteneda-Sandoval, 31, of Yakima; Hugo Alejandro Amezcua-Hernandez, 28, of Yakima; Andrew Derrick Wofley, 26, of Union Gap; and Neftali Serrano, 27, of Yakima. The sheriff's office said in a statement that eight of the inmates were captured nearly immediately, including one who was detained by a firefighter. The rising number of cases popping up across the world are adding to the economic threat resulting in the stock markets falling sharply.

A manhunt is on in the state of Washington for six of 14 inmates who escaped from a county jail amid a coronavirus stay-at-home order from the governor, officials said.

The state of Washington has been especially hard hit by the virus with 110 deaths and more than 2,200 people infected, according to state health officials.

"And we need your help to get these guys back in custody cause we don't know what they're going to be doing when we haven't got our eyes on them", the sheriff said.

Police said the inmates were likely wearing a green shirt, imprinted with YCDOC and dark sweatpants. A spokesperson for the police is anxious that the prisoners won't listen to the stay at home order and will be roaming the streets where they could be vulnerable.

Mulvaney, one of the crucial at huge suspects, has a definite marijuana leaf tattoo on the aspect of his face.

Local citizens had been requested to not manner the suspects in the event that they see them. Residents in the northeast and southeast areas of Yakima should call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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