Police Capture One Escapee, 2nd Still at Large

Waterbury Halfway House Escapees 1

State Police captured one of the men who escaped from custody during a medical evaluation at Waterbury Hospital Friday night. 

Authorities arrested 31-year-old Marcos Jimenez Sunday in Bristol. State Police are still searching for 27-year-old Tjayda Jones.

Both men were taken from the Chasse Center Halfway House to Waterbury Hospital for a possible drug overdose.

According to investigators, one of the men knocked a nurse to the floor as they both escaped from the hospital.  Jones had a vehicle outside the hospital waiting for him, said police.

Investigators believe Jones is in the Hartford area.

Police said Jones is serving time for assault  and is a priority to apprehend. Jimenez was serving time for violating probation.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of  Tjayda Jones, you are urged to contact State Police at 203-267-2200. All calls will be kept confidential.

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