Authorities arrest alleged accomplice of inmates who escaped Palo Alto courthouse

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PALO ALTO – Authorities on Tuesday arrested a 44-year-old Sunnyvale woman they say aided two male inmates escape from the Palo Alto courthouse the day before today.

PALO ALTO – Authorities on Tuesday arrested a 44-year-old Sunnyvale woman they say served two male inmates escape from the Palo Alto courthouse the day prior to this.

A resource common along with the investigation said an East Palo Alto man in his 50s also was arrested in connection with the “well-orchestrated, brazen escape,” but his exact part wasn’t distinct Tuesday.

In the meantime, the manhunt for McClough and Bivins is continuing.

The lads are being prosecuted in connection with the armed robbery of the Sunnyvale Verizon store in February.

McClough can be a probable three-striker facing lifetime in jail for theft by using a gun and was billed with 9 felonies, based on court docket information. Bivins was facing a double-digit-year jail sentence; he had 8 charges, seven of which are felonies like hit-and-run.

The men escaped whilst being escorted by 1 sheriff’s deputy from a holding mobile to some courtroom. That necessary either walking or using an elevator from the basement on the ground flooring after which walking to the different elevator about the floor flooring to your courtroom on an higher ground.

The escape happened while they have been within the ground flooring, sources claimed. McClough was in waist chains and leg irons. Bivins was chained to other inmates, but both equally managed to slide out of the restraints.

McClough and Bivins are considered risky, the sheriff’s office explained, adding that anyone who spots them should phone 911 and never approach them. Sheriff’s investigators might be achieved at 408-808-4500, and anonymous tips about the case could be left at 408-808-4431.