Official: Man escapes jail briefly using other prisoner’s information
by MDJ staff
November 05, 2013 12:02 AM | 3615 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rubio Trejo Uvaldo
Rubio Trejo Uvaldo
Gerardo Patino
Gerardo Patino
MARIETTA — An inmate in the Cobb County jail used the personal information of another inmate to briefly escape from custody on Friday, although police captured him within hours of discovering the deception.

Rubio Trejo Uvaldo, 26, was being held on warrant from Birmingham on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.

At about 4 a.m. on Friday, Uvaldo used personal information from another inmate to fraudulently obtain a release from the county jail, said Nancy Bodiford, spokeswoman for the Cobb Sheriff’s Office.

Uvaldo was assisted by Gerardo Patino, 28, who posted a cash bond for his release under an assumed name, Bodiford said.

Uvaldo was recaptured hours later at about 10:30 a.m. at a residence on Hillcrest Drive in Austell with the help of the Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service.

“Our uniform units and investigators did an outstanding job by quickly responding and following leads,” Chief Deputy Milton Beck said.

Patino, meantime, was located during a traffic stop at Austell and Windy Hill roads, where he was taken into custody.

Uvaldo is back in the county jail and charged with the felony charges of escape, fugitive from justice, forgery, false statements/fraudulent documents and theft by taking. He is awaiting extradition to Alabama on the underlying criminal charges for which he was initially arrested. He is also being held on a detainer from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Patino was charged with felony false statements/fraudulent documents and aiding another to escape. He was released on a $20,000 bond Sunday.

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