ENFIELD, Conn. (WTIC 1080 News) – A full scale search is underway for an inmate who escaped from the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield. At approximately 3:15 pm Sunday, the facility was placed in lock down after an offender was determined to be unaccounted for during a routine facility count, said the Department of Correction.
The offender, identified as Jerry Mercado #389211, age 25, classified as a low risk offender is from Hartford.
Mercado last entered the system on 2/26/2016 and was sentenced in August 2016 to three years for third-degree Burglary, said officials.
Emergency notification to local and state officials and members of the public have been made through the state’s alert system.
Anyone with information on Mercado’s whereabouts is urged to contact state or local police.