How did two inmates escape from the High Point Jail?
Authorities are still searching for two inmates who escaped from the High Point Jail on Saturday.
35-year-old Jose Alberto Hernandez-Hernandez and 36-year-old Jose Idel Sid (also known as Jose Joaquin-Del Cid Sosa) escaped around 4:45 p.m. by popping rivets out and removing a sheet of metal covering the cell.
The men then used bed sheets to scale down the wall to a ledge before jumping 35 feet to the ground below.
On Monday, Sheriff Barnes said human error is to blame. Barnes said they are now reviewing procedures. He said currently, cells are checked twice within an hour.
Barnes said the men made it look like they were sleeping when they escaped. He said both men apparently spent time plotting the escape.
Hernandez-Hernandez is charged with first-degree sex offense with a child and six counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was being held under a $600,000 bond.
He is described as a Hispanic male standing 5’6” and weighing 130 pounds. His last known address was 1500 Davis Ave. in High Point.
Sid was being held without bond on an immigration detainer.
He is described as a Hispanic male standing 5’5” and weighing about 145 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right arm that reads “AMOR.”
Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes said the incident marks the first escape of its kind in the area in about 18 years.