Houston police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect charged with engaging in organized crime and felony escape.
The suspect, Jorge Mendez (H/m, 17), is charged in the 183rd State District Court.
About 2:15 a.m. on Sunday (July 26), Mendez was transported from the HPD Central Jail to the Harris County Jail at 1201 Franklin. Upon arrival, he and other prisoners were removed from the transport bus in preparation for being booked into the Harris County Jail. At some point during this process, he managed to free himself from his restraints and flee on foot.
Mendez is described only as an Hispanic male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 245 pounds with short brown hair. A photo of Mendez is attached to this news release.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Major Offenders Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.