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02 Jan 2024, Jail News, by
Gerardo Grimaldo Perez escapes from the Cass County Detention Center, hiding in the ceiling and scaling a wall before being apprehended.
On Sunday, at approximately twelve o’clock in the afternoon, officers from the Cass County Corrections Department informed Cass County Central Dispatch of an escaped prisoner, Gerardo Grimaldo Perez.
A prison officer was supervising an inmate worker as they transported trash to the dumpster located on the south side of the facility, according to the findings of the investigation.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported that Perez, a 25-year-old inmate worker from Logansport, Indiana, had hidden himself in the ceiling and was able to climb over a wall and escape through the entrance where the other inmates were leaving with the trash.
While prison officers followed eastbound from the facility, Logansport Police Officers and Cass County Deputies assembled in the vicinity of the Cass County Detention Center. It was on the 400 block of North Street that the inmate had removed his jail garments. In the 700 block of Market Street in Logansport, Indiana, at 12:21 p.m., he resumed his journey in the eastern direction and was apprehended.
Gerardo Grimaldo Perez was initially placed in jail because of a probation violation warrant for a Level 6 felony that was committed for check fraud. On February 22, 2024, he was scheduled to be freed from custody.
According to the statement made by Sheriff Schroder, “The Cass County Detention Center is a secure facility.” This event will result in a thorough examination of all policies and procedures, as well as a post-action evaluation and discussion, with the goal of ensuring that any shortcomings are addressed and remedied in order to prevent a similar incident from occurring again.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Cass County Detention Facility Corrections Officers, and the Logansport Police Department all worked together to quickly apprehend the inmate. This was a result of their collaborative efforts.
Image source: Photo by Kindel Media: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photography-of-person-in-handcuffs-7714892/
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