Police search for escaped Wayne County Jail inmate

(WXYZ) - Police are looking for a man who they say escaped from the Wayne County Jail by impersonating another inmate set for release.

The 7 Action News team learned that Rocky Marquez left the jail posing as another inmate who was getting out on bond on January 20. 

Authorities say this is the second time Marquez has escaped jail pretending to be someone else.

On May 14, 34-year-old Marquez escaped the Lower Buckeye Jail in Phoenix, Arizona using the identity of an inmate named Mikal Galaviz, his bond had been paid for by a woman named Carmela Marbury.

The U.S. Marshals Service of Eastern Michigan confirms that officers found a car they believed he was driving and tracked him into a house on Detroit's west side.

Officials say Marquez had a loaded AK-47 near him when he was arrested on January 15.

He was being held at the Wayne County Jail awaiting extradition back to Phoenix when he escaped again on Sunday.  

Marquez was arrested in Arizona in 2010 after fleeing from the scene of a drunk driving accident. He was also facing federal charges including conspiracy to launder money and intent to distribute cocaine.

A fugitive apprehension team and other police agencies area searching for him. Marquez  is considered armed and dangerous.

Officials say Marquez has ties to Mexico, Arizona, Michigan, Florida and California. 
 

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