Law enforcement officers ranging from the local fugitive apprehension team to the US Marshal’s Service continued Saturday to search for a dangerous man who slipped out of the Wayne County jail while awaiting extradition to Phoenix, Arizona. The man escaped by assuming the identity of another inmate scheduled for release January 20.
It was the second time Rocky Delgado Marquez had pulled that stunt.
The story began when Marquez, 34, was jailed in Phoenix for leaving the scene of a drunk driving accident. He also faced federal charges.
He escaped last May 14 by impersonating an inmate whose bail had been paid.
Marshals tracked him to Detroit and he was arrested January 15. He had an AK-47 in his possession when arrested.
He was lodged in the Wayne County jail pending extradition when, after only five days, he escaped again.
Authorities are not sure how Marquez pulled it off, but suspect he may have had help.
In a phone interview with WDIV-4, Wayne Sheriff Benny Napoleon said: “If it is determined that someone in this agency was complicit or that a prisoner was complicit those people will be prosecuted.”
Marquez is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached. But if you have any information about him, please call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department at (313) 224-2222.