Inmate escapes from San Joaquin honor farm

local@modbee.comJuly 23, 2012 

An inmate escaped from the San Joaquin County honor farm in French Camp sometime before 2 a.m. Sunday, the Sheriff's Office reported.

Nicholas Perez, 21, was discovered missing from the facility during the 2 a.m. inmate count. He was less than three months from being released.

Perez, of Manteca, was in custody for auto theft, burglary and theft convictions. He was serving jail time at the minimum-security facility and had been scheduled to be released Sept. 30. But he may face additional charges for escaping the jail.

Perez is described as Latino, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. He has a five-point star tattoo on his right chest, "Perez" on his back, "209" on his left hand and an outline of the state of California on his right side. He last was seen wearing white kitchen jailhouse clothing.

Perez's last known residence was in the 100 block of Rose Lane in Manteca.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (209) 468-4400.

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