Bexar County Jail escape: How did it happen?

3 capital murder suspects escape using bedsheets tied together

SAN ANTONIO – Three capital murder suspects escaped the Bexar County Jail Friday morning, spending just over an hour outside before being captured.

The three inmates have been identified as Eric Trevino, Jacob Brownson and Luis Antonio “Tony” Arroyo.

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“It was a pretty miraculous feat,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

Salazar said the trio was able to cut a hole in some mesh about 20 feet above a recreation area and climb out.

From there, they were able to jump out onto a lower roof section, Salazar said, then climb down the front of the jail using some bedsheets tied together.

They were able to escape in a white vehicle, driven by an ex-girlfriend of one of the escapees, Salazar said. She drove them to the intersection of Blanco and Hildebrand and dropped them off at a Sonic to get some food.


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