El Centro, California - "Captured" The Sheriff’s Office is investigating an escape from the Herbert Hughes Correctional Center. During a routine facility count, floor officers discovered inmate Rafael Gomez date of birth 9/2/89 was unaccounted for. Gomez was arrested and booked by the California Highway Patrol on October 20, 2015 for CVC 2800.2(a) driving in willful or wanton disregard for safety of persons or property while fleeing from pursuing police officer and for PC 148(a) Resisting, delaying or obstructing officer.

Patrol units were notified and responded to the facility to assist in searching the fields nearby. As of now, Gomez has not been located and local law enforcement agencies have been notified. Gomez provided an address on Rockwood in Calexico, CA as a home address. If he is seen please contact your local Police Department or the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office at 442-265-2021.