SUTTER COUNTY, CA - On Thursday, authorities continued to search for a minimum-security inmate who escaped from Sutter County Jail on Wednesday night.
Sutter County Jail commander, Capt. David Sampson, told the Appeal Democrat that Jonathan Nickolas Pattee, 26, broke out of jail around 10:10 p.m., slipping through a fire door, before scaling a 14-foot razor-wire fence and disappearing.
Corrections officers were alerted to Pattee's escape by a sounding alarm from the fire door through which the inmate had exited, said Sampson. Pattee was then observed fleeing on surveillance video, and a head count was conducted to determine the prisoner's identity.
Despite recently upgrading the security fence, Pattee was able to slip through a gap where there is no razor-wire, Sampson revealed.