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Inmate Briefly Escapes From Oneida County Jail

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Oriskany, NY (WIBX) - There was a brief jail break from the Oneida County Correctional Facility this afternoon around 2:20. Sheriff Robert Maciol says 25-year-old John Santoro escaped from a recreation area, but was quickly captured a short distance from the facility in Oriskany by deputies. Santoro, who is back behind bars, is now facing a felony escape charge in addition to the 9 charges that landed him in the county lock-up in the first place. Officials have launched a full-scale investigation into the incident.

Oneida County Sheriff’s Office

According to prison records, Santoro is a white male from Rome, who was being held in the facility in Oriskany on the following charges since June 2012:

  • Rape 1st Degree
  • Kidnapping 2nd Degree
  • Criminal Sexual Act 1st Degree
  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree
  • Aggravated Criminal Contempt
  • Criminal Contempt 1st Degree
  • Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
  • Tampering With Witness 4th Degree

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