Good Samaritans Help Investigators Capture Oklahoma County Jail Escapee


Monday, August 3rd 2020, 10:27 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


OKLAHOMA CITY -

According to Oklahoma City police, two Good Samaritans are responsible for helping to lead police to an escaped inmate.

Both men who did not want to be identified work at a nearby business within fifty feet of the jail.

According to the men, a trail of blood led them Friday to the accused rapist Jose Hernandez.

“I've always thought working here that close that it was just a matter time before we'd see something like happen right in our back yard,” said one man who helped police locate an escaped inmate.         

The man and his colleague grew concerned after finding blood in their business parking lot.

“He came and got me and was showing me the blood that was around his pickup and also the blood that was inside his pickup,” said another worker.      

They started to investigate after another associate found a man lurking near the pickup.

“He said he had just escaped from the county jail and needed to call his girlfriend to come pick him up.”

That employee called 911 -- as the man ran off.

“He said I don’t know whether he's telling the truth or not but he's telling me he just escaped from jail he's bleeding really bad.”

The workers later learned police were searching for murder defendant Pablo Robledo, and Jose Hernandez who is accused of rape.

“We looked over to the jailhouse and saw the rope hanging.”         

A trail of blood led them to a trailer--where a badly injured Hernandez was hiding.

“I saw a body under there, so I knew it had to be who they were looking for. I told him not to move, that the police were coming. And he just kind of grinned at me and told me that he was hurt pretty bad. He thinks he broke his leg and that he couldn't move anyway.”

According to both men, within minutes Hernandez was back in custody.

“I ran over to them and said ‘officers, your guy is over here hiding under our trailer.’”

According to police, investigators found Hernandez's cellmate several hours later.