A Forestville man who was halfway through serving a four-day sentence for driving under the influence escaped the North County Detention Facility in Sonoma County on Friday night and was captured 38 minutes later, a county sheriff’s sergeant said.
Marc Schwartz, 22, scaled a tall fence capped with coils of razor wire at the detention center on Ordinance Road north of Santa Rosa near the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport around 8 p.m., Sgt. Spencer Crum said.
Schwartz untangled himself from the razor wire, jumped a wooden fence and ran toward Skylane Boulevard, Crum said.
The detention facility was locked down and an inmate count determined Schwartz was the escapee. An alert citizen reported a man running through tall grass in a nearby field and the searchers established a perimeter, Crum said.
More than 20 sheriff’s deputies, the sheriff’s office’s Henry-1 helicopter, a Santa Rosa police K-9 unit, the California Highway Patrol and Santa Rosa Junior College police joined the search for Schwartz.
Deputies found him in a creek off Aviation Boulevard and a bloodied jail-issued shirt was found nearby.
Schwartz is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony escape charge Tuesday afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.