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Local News in Brief : Orange : Inmate Sought in Branch Jail Escape

Sheriff’s deputies were searching Thursday for an inmate who escaped from the Theo Lacy branch jail in Orange about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday night.

Felipe Salazar Huerta, 25, was arrested Aug. 9, Sheriff’s Lt. Richard J. Olson said. Although Huerta had served his time for a narcotics charge, Olson said, court proceedings were still pending on a parole violation.

Olson said that it wasn’t clear how Huerta escaped and that an investigation is under way.

“He is not considered to be a danger,” Olson said.

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