Deputy Nabs Escaped Prisoner

The prisoner attempted to escape while being transported in the Mission Valley area

A prisoner who escaped during transport Thursday morning did not stay free for long after a San Diego deputy chased her down in Mission Valley, officials said.

The escape attempt happened around 10:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of Hotel Circle North.

Officials said the prisoner escaped from a marked San Diego County Sheriff’s Department vehicle while she was being transported. A deputy chased down the woman and she was taken back into custody near the Riverwalk Golf Course.

Medics were called to the scene to treat the would-be escapee for unspecified reasons. She was taken away from the scene by ambulance. The deputy was not injured.

The woman's short-lived escape is under investigation.

This incident comes just days after another prisoner -- Don Torrillo -- escaped from custody while being transferred to San Diego Central Jail in downtown San Diego.

In that escape, Paschall ran out of the building as an officer opened the jail’s bay door. He was on the loose for hours, but was eventually captured.

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