VIDEO: Inmate’s escape from transport bus in Houston captured on camera

$5K reward offered for information on inmate who escaped near Ellington Airport

Federal authorities shared video of an inmate who managed to escape a vehicle while in custody.
Federal authorities shared video of an inmate who managed to escape a vehicle while in custody.

HOUSTON – Authorities have released footage from on board the bus that was transporting an inmate who escaped in the area of Ellington Airport Tuesday.

The U.S. Marshal’s Office continues to search for the inmate who is identified as 29-year-old Pedro Castillo Hernandez. He was reportedly wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and had restraints around his stomach, hands, and feet.

29-year-old Pedro Castillo Hernandez (US Marshals)

The video shows the inmate crawling through an opening on the back of the moving bus and then shows the inmate rolling onto the road in the area of I-45 South and Dixie Farm Road.

KPRC 2 has learned around that time, a 911 call was made by someone who claimed to have seen an inmate along Turkey Creek trying to remove his handcuffs.

It was discovered Castillo Hernandez was missing when U.S. Marshals did a headcount of inmates who were scheduled to be transported by air to a location in West Texas. Castillo Hernandez was in custody for illegal entering the United States multiple times from Mexico.

Officials are now offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the escaped prisoner.

Castillo is described as being 5′8″ tall, weighing about 150 pounds with a tattoo on his right arms.

This is a developing story. Continue to check back for more details.


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