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article imagePrisoner on the run for 5 days before officials noticed

By Katerina Nikolas     Jan 27, 2013 in World
Wayne City - Prisoners often dream of escaping the confines of their jail cells and may well consider transferring to Detroit after unobservant prison officials failed to notice a prisoner was missing for five days.
When 34-year-old Rocky Marquez escaped from Wayne County Jail in Detroit it was hardly the escape plan of the century. Marquez did not tunnel his way beneath the prison or make a daring bid for freedom over barbed wire - he simply posed as another inmate who was due to be released and walked right out of the jail, WXYZ reported.
Marquez managed to embarrass Detroit police and officials by pulling off his escape without his absence even being noticed. ABC News reported Marquez has a criminal record which includes drug smuggling, perjury and witness tampering. His prison record shows he has a penchant for escaping as this is his second jail break within the last year. Earlier he had escaped from a Phoenix prison by posing as another prisoner.
AZ Central reported Marquez escaped from the Lower Buckeye Jail in Phoenix in May 2012. He was arrested in Detroit by U.S. Marshals who tracked a car he was using.
Police have warned that Marquez, who is still on the loose, is dangerous. A national manhunt is under way to locate him and return him to custody.
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