4 out of 6 Merced County Jail Escapees Back in Custody

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MERCED, CA – On February 6, 2021, at approximately 3:30pm Deputies with the Merced County Sheriff’s STAR Team were patrolling the area of Westside Avenue and Robin Avenue in Livingston after receiving complaints of a suspicious vehicle parked in the area.

Once Deputies located the vehicle, they recognized one of the passengers as Merced County Jail escapee, 19-year-old Gabriel Francis Coronado.

Coronado was taken into custody. Coronado is currently in custody for attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, participation in a criminal street gang, felon in possession of a firearm, violation of probation.

Two of the escapees are still wanted by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office and A TIP LINE has been set up by the US Marshals Service and a reward of up to $10,000.00 per escapee is being offered for any information leading to the apprehension of these subjects.

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To provide information you can call: 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332) or you can visit the following link: https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html

All information given can remain anonymous and could help bring these criminals to justice.

The following subjects should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see any of the following escapees do not approach them and immediately call 9-1-1.

BARRON, JORGE; 20-years-old, Hispanic Male Adult, 5’05” 140lbs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes, from Atwater, Ca– Current Charges – violation of probation

LEON, MANUEL ALLEN; 21-years-old, Hispanic Male Adult, 5’10” 165lbs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes, from Vallejo, California –

Current Charges – assault with a firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, evade peace officer – reckless driving, participation in a criminal street gang, carrying a loaded firearm