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Inmate escapes from county jail near Otay Mesa

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Sheriff's deputies are looking for an inmate who escaped from a county jail Saturday near Otay Mesa.

Investigators say 37-year-old Omar Ramirez Sandoval was reported missing from the East Mesa Re-Entry Facility at about 1:00 p.m. Saturday. He was last seen at about 7:00 a.m. and was wearing a white worker uniform.

It's not yet known exactly how he escaped. Sandoval is serving a nine year sentence for drug related crimes and is facing deportation.

Sandoval is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 180 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

If you think you've seen Sandoval or have any information about where he may be, please call the San Diego County Sheriff's Department at (858) 580-8477 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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