Sheriff’s Deputies from the Operations Division responded to assist deputies at the Stanislaus County Honor Farm located at 8224 W. Grayson Road in Modesto in searching for two inmates who escaped on Monday at 6:30pm. The inmates were identified as 23 year old Marco Antonio Maciel of Stockton and 34 year old Tomas Arreola Cornejo of Delhi.
Maciel and Cornejo were last seen at the Honor Farm at 6:00pm on Monday evening and were found missing at 6:30pm when deputies conducted an inmate count. The two inmates climbed a fence on the south side of the Honor Farm sometime between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. A search was completed by deputies at the Honor Farm, but neither inmate was found. Both inmates are wanted for escaping from a jail facility.
Maciel was in custody for cultivation of marijuana and possession of a concealed firearm. Cornejo was in custody for possession of narcotics for sale and cultivation of marijuana. Both are criminal illegal aliens who were also being held on INS holds pending the adjudication of their current criminal cases.
Both were housed at the Honor Farm, which is a minimum security facility because of inadequate higher security local jail bed space. Currently under construction is a new 192 bed facility which replaces the beds lost to a fire at the Honor Farm in 2010. Once completed in September of 2013, the Honor Farm will be closed. This new facility will help with the housing of inmates who need to be housed in a more secure facility and provide much needed bed and programming space.
Anyone with information about this investigation can call the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department at 209-525-7114. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.