Inmate in Slippers Escapes from Central Jail

Sheriff's officials are warning San Diegans to be on the lookout for a suspect who escaped from the Central Jail Tuesday.

Don Andrea Torrillo got out of the jail downtown just before 6 p.m., though it's unclear how he escaped. All other inmates have been accounted for, officials say.

Torrillo was arrested Sept. 5 when a search warrant was served to his Santee home on Singing Trails Drive. He was facing charges of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia, possessing drugs for sale and being under the influence of drugs.

Officials say the suspect was last seen wearing a dark-colored sleeveless shirt with a star in the middle, khaki shorts and slippers. A tattoo sits on his left bicep/shoulder.

He is often seen around El Cajon, Santee and Rancho San Diego.

Investigators are still trying to determine who he was able to run away from the jail.

According to the sheriff's department spokesperson, Torrillo does not have a violent history.

If you see him, call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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