at approximately 2:30 p.m., the escaped inmate Miguel Zuniga was apprehended by the Corsicana Police Department in Corsicana. A big thank you to their officers for their help in capturing Zuniga. At this time Ortiz is still at large but we believe that she will be apprehended soon. Thank you also to all of you who showed your concerns and your prayers during this time. We will share more information as we can. Thanks again for everyone's concern and support.
It is believed that Melissa P. Ortiz assisted Zuniga this morning and provided transportation.
Early Wednesday morning, the Houston County Sheriff's Office issued a 'Law Enforcement Warning' due to the inmate escaping and the possible danger posed to area residents.
Here is a portion of the earlier post:
According to the Sheriff of Houston County, Randy Hargrove, authorities are searching for Miguel Alejandro Zuniga. He is described as a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and is 31 years old.
Zuniga was last seen on camera at 1:49 this morning (9/7) at the Houston County Sheriff's Office, located at 700 South 4th Street in Crockett, Texas. He was wearing grey pants and a white t-shirt. Zuniga was in custody for a drug-related offense.
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If you have information on Zuniga, or have possibly seen him, please contact Houston County law enforcement, or just call 9-1-1 immediately.
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