Authorities Search For Man That Escaped Jail By Impersonating Inmate Due For Release

Washington state authorities are still attempting to locate a man who escaped a correctional facility by impersonating another inmate who was due to be released, Newsweek reported.

On Monday, April 17th, Brian Francisco Roman escaped from the Cowlitz County Jail. When a corrections officer called for the inmate who was due to be released, the 26-year-old approached them instead, and left to be processed out of custody. Roman then received property belonging to the other inmate, signed paperwork by forging the inmate’s name, and left. Staff members didn’t realize their mistake until the inmate that was meant for release asked when he would be leaving.

Local law enforcement are now searching for Roman in cities and town surrounding the facility. Authorities say he was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, a black shirt, gray sweatpants, and brown slippers. He is now wanted for charges of second-degree escape, first-degree criminal impersonation, forgery, second-degree theft, and third-degree theft.

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