VIDEO: Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies search home for 1 of 2 escaped inmates, 1 arrest made

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SAN JOSE (KRON) — Three schools were on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as deputies searched a San Jose home for one of the escaped Santa Clara County inmates and one person has been arrested for allegedly helping them escape.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office says they were targeting people associated with Rogelio Chavez throughout the county.

Investigators are processing information from that scene and will be interviewing witnesses throughout the day.

Most Holy Trinity School, Overfelt High School and Katherine R.Smith Elementary School were on lockdown.

As of 1:25 p.m., Overfelt High School and Most Trinity School are no longer on lockdown.

Deputies surrounded a motor home on Inman Way in San Jose.

They deployed a flash bang device at the scene.

An arrest was made after deputies conducted a search at the Days Inn in Gilroy Sunday night.

35-year-old Emily Vaca of San Jose was arrested for her suspected involvement with Rogelio Chavez.

Investigators believe Vaca helped Chavez evade arrest.

The sheriff’s office is still looking for Chavez and Laron Campbell.

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Deputies are collaborating with local and federal law enforcement agencies in their search. Chavez had been at the jail since Aug. 17 on suspicion of burglary, extortion, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and firearms violations, according to Glennon.

Chavez is described as a Hispanic man standing around 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He has a facial tattoo above and below his left eye, Glennon said.

Campbell was booked into the jail on Feb. 12, 2015, for alleged robbery, false imprisonment, criminal threats and firearms violations, according to Glennon.

Campbell is a black man who stands about 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs roughly 220 pounds, Glennon said.

It’s not clear if the inmates have weapons, but they are considered dangerous, Glennon said.

A $20K reward is offered for information leading to their capture.

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