Marc Schwartz, 22, escaped on the second day of his four-day sentence at a Santa Rosa, California, jail, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. He was serving the sentence for a DUI conviction.
Schwartz scaled the tall fence surrounding the jail just after 8 p.m. April 27, deputies said. Once Schwartz reached the top, he had to get past coils of razor wire strung atop the barrier. It took some time, but he untangled himself from the coils and then dropped to the ground. From there, Schwartz hopped over a wooden fence and started running, deputies said.
By this point, more than 20 deputies (as well as the sheriff’s department’s helicopter, police dogs, highway patrol officers and other local police) were on the hunt for the escapee. He was caught in 30 minutes.
“No drug or mental health issues in this case,” the department wrote. “He chose to solve a perceived problem in the absolute worst way.”
Schwartz is being held without bail, according to jail records.