Inmate who escaped from Enfield prison still on the run

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ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – The prisoner who escaped a correctional facility just over the state line in Enfield, Connecticut, on Sunday is still missing.

Connecticut State Police posted a WANTED poster on their Facebook page Tuesday morning, as their search for 25-year-old Jerry Mercado continues. The inmate may use aliases “Joshua” or “Jalyssa,” state police say.

Enfield police searching for missing prisoner

Mercado is believed to have stowed away under a garbage truck or state van to escape the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield Sunday afternoon.

Mercado, a resident of Hartford, is described as a white/Hispanic man who is roughly 5’4″ tall and weighs about 137 pounds. He has a tattoo on his face next to his left eye and a tattoo on his neck that reads: Time Waits for No One.

Search for escaped prisoner continues in Connecticut

The inmate was serving a three year prison sentence for third degree burglary when he escaped, and according to Connecticut State Police, is classified as a low-risk offender.

If you have any information about Mercado or his whereabouts, you’re asked to call any of the following numbers:

  • Connecticut State Police at 860-534-1000
  • Department of Correction Parole Fugitive Unit at 860-250-2858
  • Any police department by calling 911

You can also text TIP711 with information to 274637.

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