Bryan Martin, 29, of Ben Lomond and Blaine Collamore, 22, of Scotts Valley, escaped from Rountree Medium Security Jail Tuesday morning, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has announced.
They walked out the back gate Tuesday morning, stole a car and were still on the lam as of 1 p.m., sheriff's Sgt. Steve Carney confirmed.
They were taking a class at the jail Tuesday. During a break they walked out and went through an unsecured area in the back of the medium security area, according to Carney.
“Then they took off," he said.
They allegedly broke into a home on the 1600 block of San Andreas Road in Watsonville and stole a blue 1995 Honda Civic, California license plate #2BWE696. The car is oxidized blue with a rear bumper sticker that says “Live Aloha," according to the Sheriff's Office.
KSBW Action News 8 reported the men were seen joyriding through Aptos, Capitola and Watsonville.
Both men were jailed on drug and theft charges, and were awaiting sentencing, Carney reported.
They were taking part in , a voluntary class that targets behavior associated with recidivism, when they walked out of the jail facility around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Both had been enrolled in the program for approximately six weeks and near completion of the first phase, Carney said.
Please call 911 or 831-471-1121 if you think you see the men.
is located off Buena Vista Drive, northwest of Watsonville near the county dump. It houses mostly non-violent offenders, most of whom have already been through the court process and are serving sentences.
The escapes are the third and fourth from Rountree this year.
- Inmate Richard Sasse, 28, in early July. He remains a fugitive.
- On Feb. 9, Rountree Jail from the jail.