Deputies: Be on Lookout for Escaped Inmate

San Diego law enforcement officials are searching for an escaped inmate who was detected missing Sunday night.

Demetrius B. Robertson stands 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs 195 pounds according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies. He has been known to use the name Demetrius Roberson.

He was missing during Sunday's 7 p.m. headcount at Facility Eight near the George Bailey Detention Facility on Alta Road in Otay Mesa.

An overnight search on the air and the ground turned up nothing. Now, the San Diego County Fugitive Task Force (FTF) is checking places where Robertson has been known to visit in Chula Vista, College Grove and Chollas View.

The escapee was last seen wearing black sweatshirt, jeans and a baseball cap.

Only inmates listed as "low-medium security" are housed in Facility Eight. Robertson was arrested May 23 on a probation violation and was considered low-risk in terms of security risks.

"Based on our classification system, classified him as a low and medium inmate. He was in for theft related charges, so he doesn't present a violent background. He's not a documented gang member or anything like that," said Assistant Sheriff Richard Miller.

Anyone that spots Robertson should not approach him and should call 911, deputies said. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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