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Latest jail escapee caught hours after he walked away

A man that had been granted a day pass from the San Joaquin County Jail walked away from the facility on Friday, leading to a manhunt that lasted several hours until he was captured not far from where he was last seen. 

According to the San Joaquin County Sherriff’s Office, Noah Jamir Seifuddin, 32, was brought back to the jail facility on Matthews Road on Friday, but simply walked away from the vehicle that brought him there to “escape custody.”

Seifuddin was being held on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and on an outstanding drug possession warrant. In the news release, the Sheriff’s Office did not specify why he was given a day pass. He was being held on $250,000 bail stemming from an arrest back in August of 2018 – including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and enhancements for infliction of great bodily injury – but had felony escape charges added that remove the possibility of bail. 

Seifuddin was taken into custody at around 7 p.m. after being located in an area near the jail. No other information about the case was made available as of press time. 

The issue of jail escapes became a highly politicized component of the 2018 election for San Joaquin County Sheriff. Nearly 300 people have escaped the jail’s honor farm since 2004, and after AB109 went into effect in 2011 – which sent California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmates with little time left on their sentences to county jails to relieve overcrowding in the prison system – instances of violent felons walking away from the facility have been reported

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.