Sheriff deputies still looking for inmate Gilbert Acuna.
He escaped on Friday.
“He was here on drug charges. He’d been sentenced already,” Imperial County Sheriff Lt. Robert Cortez said.
At the time the inmate was working in the laundry room at minimum security.
Acuna stands at five feet 10 inches tall. He weighs 200 pounds and is from the city of Westmorland.
“The inmate workers they are doing their programs. As part of a program he’s allowed to work in the laundry facility,” Cortez said.
Cortez said he escaped by just walking off the property while he was working.
“Of course we followed all protocol and did our head counts and then we contacted our local law enforcement agencies for assistance,” Cortez said.
Cortez said if you have any information regarding this inmate or the sighting of him to contact the Sheriff’s department at (760) 339-6301 or call 911.
“He’s unknown to be dangerous. Like I stated before he’s here on local drug charges and he has just been sentenced,” Cotez said.