Escaped San Jose inmate hid in sister’s attic

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KRON4 exclusive interview with Trena Burton, mother of Laron Campbell.

ANTIOCH (KRON) — One of two inmates who escaped from the Santa Clara County Jail was recaptured Tuesday night, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

Laron Campbell was arrested late Tuesday night in the 1000 block James Donlon Boulevard after authorities received a tip that Campbell was in Antioch.

With help from the U.S. Marshals, the Sheriff’s Office was able to find Campbell’s location and recapture him.

Campbell was hiding in his sister’s attic when he crashed through the ceiling as authorities were searching the house.

His sister, 24-year-old Marcaysha Alexander, was arrested for harboring a fugitive.

His accomplice, 33-year-old Rogelio Chavez, is still on the loose. There is a $20,000 reward being offered for information leading to the inmates’ capture.

The pair escaped from the jail last Wednesday by sawing through the bars on a window and rappelling to the ground using bedsheets. They escaped with two other inmates who were quickly apprehended.

Another woman was also arrested on Monday for allegedly aiding one of the inmates. Emily Vaca, 35, of San Jose, helped Chavez evade authorities by driving him around the county. She was arrested after authorities raided a motel in Gilroy, where Chavez was believed to be hiding.

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In this undated photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is Emily Vaca. Authorities say deputies in Northern California were unable to find an escaped inmate after a SWAT team surrounded an east San Jose, Calif., home. Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Rich Glennon says deputies on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, conducted several pre-planned operations throughout Santa Clara County after receiving tips of the possible location of fugitive inmate Rogelio Chavez. Glennon said 35-year-old Emily Vaca, who helped Chavez after he escaped, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
In this undated photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is Emily Vaca. Authorities say deputies in Northern California were unable to find an escaped inmate after a SWAT team surrounded an east San Jose, Calif., home. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Rich Glennon says deputies on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, conducted several pre-planned operations throughout Santa Clara County after receiving tips of the possible location of fugitive inmate Rogelio Chavez. Glennon said 35-year-old Emily Vaca, who helped Chavez after he escaped, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime. (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

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