Man Wanted in Arizona Escapes from Michigan Lockup

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- A manhunt is under way for a federal prisoner who switched identities with another inmate to escape from a Michigan jail.

The U.S. marshal's office says 34-year-old Rocky Marquez walked out of the Wayne County jail on Jan. 20. He had been awaiting extradition to Arizona to face numerous charges.

Wayne County sheriff's spokeswoman Paula Bridges says officials realized Marquez was missing on Friday.

Marquez was arrested Jan. 15 by the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team. An AK-47 assault rifle was confiscated. He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in Detroit federal court.

A statement from the marshal's office says "Marquez should be considered armed and dangerous."


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  • by Name Location: Location on Jan 28, 2013 at 06:58 AM
    and dont give us a picture ??
  • by Courtney Location: Location on Jan 28, 2013 at 06:53 AM
    Does Wayne County not count their inmates on a regular basis? He was gone for 6 days and no one realized he was gone, or any inmate was missing? How does one just "walk out" of a jail?? Will he now be charged with identity theft? Will those responsible for his keep be charged with failure to perform their duty and will the union back the employee. Sounds like corruption to me.
  • by James Location: Lansing on Jan 27, 2013 at 01:44 AM
    They wait 6 days to tell us this...
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