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Local News in Brief : El Toro : Deputies Searching for Inmate Who Escaped

Orange County sheriff’s deputies were searching Friday for an inmate who escaped from a minimum security branch jail in El Toro.

A guard noticed that Michael Thomas King, 26, was missing from his bunk at the James A. Musick jail about 10:40 p.m. Thursday, Sheriff’s Sgt. Pete Gannon said.

King was arrested by Anaheim police Dec. 23 on a bench warrant charging him with violating probation by having a hypodermic syringe. He was scheduled to be released April 13.

Deputies searched the immediate area Thursday night and Friday were checking areas he was known to frequent, Gannon said.

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King’s last known address was in Newport Beach. He is described as white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 120 pounds, with blond hair and hazel eyes. He is not considered dangerous.


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