U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive from Santa Clara County jail in Antioch Tuesday night

U.S. Marshals Deputies and Antioch Police Officers arrested an escaped inmate from the Santa Clara County jail at the Twin Creeks Apartments in Antioch, Tuesday night, November 29, 2016. photos by a resident who chose to remain anonymous

U.S. Marshals Deputies and Antioch Police Officers arrested an escaped inmate from the Santa Clara County jail at the Twin Creeks Apartments in Antioch, Tuesday night, November 29, 2016. photo provided by a resident who chose to remain anonymous

Campbell

Campbell

By Allen Payton

The U.S. Marshals apprehended an escaped inmate from the Santa Clara County jail, at the Twin Creeks Apartments on James Donlon Blvd., Tuesday night, about 9:30 p.m. According to Sgt. Tom Fuhrmann the Antioch Police assisted the Marshals.

According to a report by NBC Bay Area, which was first to break the news, 26-year-old Desean Campbell was one of two inmates who broke out of jail before Thanksgiving, using bedsheets to rappel down to the ground the day.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Undersheriff Carl Neusel said Campbell was hiding out in his sister’s attic when he “crashed through the ceiling” and was arrested by the Marshals and Antioch police. Campbell’s sister, 24-year-old Marcaysha Alexander, was also arrested for harboring a fugitive.

In an interview on Wednesday morning, Frank Conroy, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal, in San Francisco, said, “It’s a collective effort” with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and Antioch Police Department.

Asked how the Marshals Service became involved, he responded, “The sheriff’s office contacted us over the weekend, after it happened. We saw it on the news. They asked if we could help them out.”

Alexander

Alexander

Asked how they were able to catch both Campbell and the other escaped inmate, Conroy stated, “A lot of information came in from the public. We also got a lot of information from their criminal history and associates with their police interactions. With both of that type of information coming in we were able to determine people they knew. One in particular was a family member.”

That was Campbell’s sister, Marcaysha.

“We were able to develop information of a chance he was there,” at her apartment, he explained. “We conducted surveillance beginning in the early afternoon hours on Tuesday.”

“There were some people coming and going and we believed people were at that particular apartment,” Conroy continued. “So we decided to approach and see if anyone was in there at about 9:30 p.m.”

Asked if anyone answered or if they had to kick the door in, he said, “No. No one came to the door but we heard some movement inside. He (Campbell) tried to go up into the attic but he ended up falling through the ceiling. We heard him fall, and then he just came to the door opened it and surrendered.”

A $20,000 reward was offered and a tip led authorities to Alexander’s apartment. The money will be shared with the person or people who helped the Santa Clara County sheriff’s office, Neusel said.

An Antioch resident was on the scene and at 9:28 p.m. provided the Herald with the first photos of the Marshals’ and Antioch police action at the apartments.

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4 Comments to “U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive from Santa Clara County jail in Antioch Tuesday night”

  1. RJB says:

    Seriously? Sigh.

  2. J says:

    Un-be-lievable! Antioch has become a cesspool. Nothing should surprise me anymore, and I live near here!

    • XXX says:

      I agree. It is just amazing to me. I’ve had SWAT teams in my neighborhood. All the named victims or suspects in crimes have some association here. I feel for the police dealing with the likes of these people who fled other crime-ridden cities to make good-old Antioch their home. A trail always leads back here.

  3. XXX says:

    Antioch finds a way to figure into every high-profile case.

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