OC Deputies Hunt Career Criminal Who Escaped From Irvine Jail

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

WANTED: Fernandez
[Update at end of post] Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputies this morning are hunting a career criminal who escaped Friday from the James A. Musick Jail in Irvine, according to an OCSD special bulletin by Lieutenant Jeff Hallock.

Officials discovered Max Edward Fernandez missing during a 4 p.m. security check at the facility and are asking citizens to report any related information, especially the inmate's whereabouts, by calling OCSD Investigator D. McKenzie at 714-647-7000 or calling anonymously to OC Crime Stoppers at 885-847-6227.

The 5-foot-8 and 170-pound Fernandez has brown hair, brown eyes and several tattoos, including a tribal band on his upper right arm, skull on his upper right back and USMC with a hammer shark head on his left tricep.

Hallock reports the criminal was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and red shorts under gray sweat pants.

Officials also believe the inmate may have injured himself during the escape.

Fernandez was in custody for possession of stolen property and a narcotics violations.

He'd previously compiled a rap sheet that includes thefts, burglaries, narcotics violations, auto theft and resisting arrest, according to Hallock's press statement.

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 21: Authorities found an unarmed Fernandez hiding in an Oceanside Wendy's restaurant; the inmate is now being housed inside the main Orange County Jail in Santa Ana.

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Brennan King
Brennan King

Update says they found him. Impressively fast work.


@Brennan King  To think this idiot thought he would actually get away is a joke. He just screwed himself. He should have did his time at the farm and been done with it. Now he is really incarcerated county jail is waay different than the easy shit they deal with at the farm. God riddance to bad rubbish. 

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