HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff's Office arrested an for an inmate Thursday afternoon after the suspect escaped from the local jail while awaiting ICE pickup.
Manuel Enrique Alvarez-Soto, 35, escaped from Downtown jail at 1201 Commerce on Wednesday afternoon.
He had been in jail since 1 a.m. on Tuesday, following his arrest on misdemeanor charges of theft and trespassing. Alvarez-Soto had been approved for release on bond, but was still being held at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Investigators report he escaped the jail around 4:30 p.m.
Preliminary indications are that Alvarez-Soto hid from view inside the inmate releasing area while awaiting pickup from ICE, and then left through the exit that inmates use after they are approved for release.
Alvarez-Soto is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
He was wearing black pants and a red shirt.