Criminal Justice News

Thursday, January 11, 2018

U. S. Marshals joining the hunt for escaped prisoner


Connecticut – The U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help in finding an escaped prisoner from a Connecticut Correctional Facility on January 7, 2018.Jerry Mercado, 25, escaped from the Carl Robinson Correctional Facility in Enfield, CT on January 7th. Mercado is a convicted burglar serving a state sentence. Mercado has two visible tattoos, one on his neck stating “time waits for no one” and a second tattoo on his left temple.  
 
The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a cash award of up to $1,500 dollars for information leading to the arrest of Mercado. Any information will be considered confidential. Persons having information should contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102, email at USMS.WANTED@USDOJ.GOV OR BY CALLING 911. Individuals should not attempt to arrest Mercado themselves. 

The Fugitive Task Force is working together with Connecticut State Police, Hartford Police, Connecticut Parole and the Department of Corrections.

The Violent Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals from the
District of Connecticut. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include; Hartford, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Waterbury Police Departments as well as CT Parole. 

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