Sonoma man escapes jail after two days of four-day sentence, is caught

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 was treated for his injuries and taken to a hospital for treatment of the razor wire wounds, and was then booked at 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the main, more secure Sonoma County Jail in Santa Rosa on suspicion of felony escaping, Crum said.

Schwartz is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony escape charge Tuesday afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.

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