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Prisoner escapes East County San Diego detention center, reward offered for info

Destiny Guns, 22, is 5'2" and 100 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

SANTEE, Calif. — San Diego County Crime Stoppers on Sunday offered a reward of up to $1,000 for anyone with information on the woman who escaped from a Santee jail Saturday night.

Destiny Guns, 22, was discovered missing from the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility at 451 Riverview Parkway around 6 p.m. Saturday. She had last been seen by San Diego County Sheriff's deputies about a half-hour before.

Guns was arrested on April 1 on suspicion of possessing a stolen car, a news release from Crime Stoppers said.

She has prior convictions for shoplifting and other theft-related offenses, as well as a warrant for her arrest in Maryland, according to court records.

In San Diego County, Guns has at least 8 misdemeanor cases including a citation for petty theft listing an address on Summit Avenue in Santee, which is located about three miles from the Las Colinas jail.

After her escape hit the news, strangers started posting rude comments and Guns' mother responded online.

"My daughter is absolutely in the wrong and I would never defend what she did," her mother posted on Facebook.  "She has a good family who loves her very much!," the mother's post continued.

Guns was described as 5-feet-2-inches tall and 100 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. She has a tattoo of an elephant skull on her right arm and of a grasshopper on her chest. At the time of her escape, Guns was wearing a white top and blue pants. She is a low level prisoner and doesn't have a history of violence.

Anyone with information on Guns' whereabouts was asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.