An inmate who escaped from a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) facility in Otay Mesa over the weekend remains at large, authorities confirmed Friday.
Five days ago, officials at Facility 8 near the George Bailey Detention Facility on Alta Road were conducting an inmate headcount when they discovered Demetrius B. Robertson was missing.
As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, the SDSO said Robertson was still on the lam. Investigators with the San Diego County Fugitive Task Force (FTF) are still actively searching for him.
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Details of his escape have not been released.
Officials said Robertson – who sometimes goes by the name Demetrius Roberson – is described as 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans and a baseball cap.
He’s been known to visit in Chula Vista, College Grove and Chollas View, according to the SDSO.
Robertson was arrested on May 23 on a probation violation on theft-related charges. He was considered a “low-risk” inmate and was placed in Facility 8, a 300-bed facility that houses inmates listed as “low-medium security.”
According to the SDSO, the facility, built in 2007, is considered a maximum security jail although it houses lower-security inmates.
Officials said the fugitive is not considered violent and is not a documented gang member. Anyone who spots Robertson can call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.