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Date Released: 10/1/2012
Subject: Walk Away Escapee-Update
Contact: Sgt. Ernie Stewart
Case No#: 201204809
Released By: Sgt. Ernest Stewart

Location: Chezem Rd near HWY 299

On 09-29-2012 at about 1545 hours Deputies located Jerry Corriea in the 3400 block of Chezem Road near Highway 299. Corriea was taken into custody without incident. Corria was returned to the custody of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility with a new charge of 4532 PC – escape from custody.


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Previous Press Release

On 09-27-2012, approximately 11:45 a.m a Humboldt County Correctional Facility Cal Trans Inmate work crew was working on Highway 299 near mile post 26, when inmate Jerry Merril Corriea , 29 years old, from Redding, fled on foot. Corriea was in custody on a California State Parole violation and was sentenced to 120 days in jail for that violation. Corriea was on parole out of Redding for a burglary conviction. Deputies checked the area for Corriea, but were unable to locate him. A statewide Be-On-the Lookout to law enforcement was broadcast for Corriea who is now wanted for escape from custody.

He is further described as: Native American male, 5’ 9” tall, brown eyes, brown hair, 200 lbs, short crew cut hair and a mustache. He has tattoos of a claw on his right cheek, the name “Jerry” and “ Bear” tattooed on his fingers, and a tattoo on the left side of his neck. He is possibly enroute the Orleans area of Humboldt County. He was last seen wearing a Blue shirt, white T-shirt, blue Jeans and black work boots.


Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey
Sheriff