Escaped Inmate Still at Large: SDSO

Demetrius B. Robertson escaped on Aug. 21 from Facility 8 near the George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa

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.

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.

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