Inmate Who Escaped From SF Jail Still On The Loose, Also Sought On Houston Narcotics Warrant

An inmate who escaped from San Francisco County Jail on Saturday morning remains on the loose, a senior sheriff’s deputy said today.

Timothy Midgett, 40, of San Francisco, was escorted around 5 a.m. Saturday to the basement of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. to take out the trash to the building’s Dumpster as part of his daily job duties when he ran out a door, senior sheriff’s Deputy Enrique Luquin said.

Midgett ran away and the supervising deputy ran after him but couldn’t catch up and lost him, sheriff’s officials said.

Authorities are still searching for Midgett, who is described as a black man standing 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds with short black-and-gray hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a goatee.

He was booked on July 25, 2013 and was due for release this July 24, according to the sheriff’s department.

He was sentenced on a felony drug possession charge last August and is still wanted on a narcotics warrant out of Houston, according to Luquin.

Luquin said the sheriff’s department is conducting a review of its policies and procedures follow the inmate’s escape.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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