SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith says detectives were trying to search the home of friend of fugitive inmate Rogelio Chavez when they noticed someone was hiding in the attic and requested backup from the SWAT team.
Smith says Chavez was arrested Wednesday night after a seven-hour standoff at the San Jose home.
The home’s owner, Karla Fernandez, was also arrested.
Smith says Fernandez, who was on probation, is facing charges of resisting and obstructing an investigation, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and being an accessory to an escaped inmate.
Smith says Chavez was in one of the rooms when officials found him under the influence of drugs and that he was carrying crack cocaine and marijuana. He was taken to a hospital to be checked.