Six people arrested in connection to Merced County jailbreak

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 14:08:19-05

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — Six people have been arrested for their role in helping six inmates escape Merced County jail earlier this month.

Officials say those six were friends and family of the escaped inmates. Authorities also said that there are several others who may have been involved with the jailbreak.

So far three of the six escapees have been found.

Earlier this week the U.S. Marshal Service increased the reward for information leading to the arrests to $10,000 per inmate.

If you have any information you're asked to call 1-877-926-8332.