3:04 am

  Local News
  State / National / World
  Opinion / Letters
  Arts / Entertainment
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  DJ Designers
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
Four charged in attempted jail escape
September 03, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

It wasn’t quite “The Great Escape” but four inmates at the county jail tried breaking out of their cells over the summer by crafting four makeshift ropes and breaking an exterior window, according to authorities.

Three of the four men — Tyler McLaughlin, 22, Edward Robert Segura, 25, and Daniel John Zeisler, 31 — were arraigned in Superior Court and unsuccessfully asked to represent themselves. A fourth, Tyler Aaron Ehrman, 22, is in state prison serving time for the original crime and has yet to be returned to San Mateo County.

On July 23, Segura and Ehrman were in one cell and Zeisler and McLaughlin in another at Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. Prosecutors say they banged their metal dinner trays inside the cells and refused responding deputies attempts to enter. Zeisler and McLaughlin reportedly barricaded their cell using storage bins and broke the window to the exterior of the building.

When deputies got inside the cell, they found four makeshift ropes with a total length of 145 feet, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The four men are charged with attempted escape, vandalism and resisting an officer. After having their request to act as their own attorneys denied, the men received court-appointed lawyers. They return to court Sept. 12 for a preliminary hearing and remain in custody on $100,000 bail on top of any earlier bond.

Ehrman is currently serving six years in prison for robbing, along with a co-defendant, a San Mateo audio store clerk of $1.

In May, McLaughlin was found incompetent to stand trial on charges including robbery, vandalism and receiving stolen property. He was awaiting transport to Napa State Hospital at the time of the alleged escape attempt.

Segura was in custody on a probation violation by picking up a new drug conviction July 21, two days before the alleged escape attempt. Last year, he pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and grand theft.

Zeisler was in custody awaiting an October jury trial for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting a police officer.

The new jail escape charges could carry between 16 months and three years in custody, said Assistant District Attorney Al Serrato.

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102



Tags: their, mclaughlin, zeisler, custody, escape, ehrman,

Other stories from today:

‘Hero cat’ helps fellow feline fix medical catastrophe
Mayor questions PG&E fine: San Bruno’s Jim Ruane wants $1B to the state to go for pipeline improvements
District could face trial for abuse suit: Judge tentatively rules case can be heard before court

Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
Return To Archives

Daily Journal Quick Poll
How often do you eat fast food?

At least once a day
A few times a week
About once a week
A few times a month


Redwood City officials report hospital wing lost water due to broken main
A water main break in Redwood City is affecting part of a nearby hospital, a city spokeswoman said ..
California governor OKs expansive new equal pay protections
SACRAMENTO — Female workers in California are getting new tools to challenge gender-based wage gap..
Phone scam making the rounds in San Mateo County
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to beware of a telephone scam involving a..
IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies
LIMA, Peru — China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this ..
Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake
WASHINGTON — The deadly American attack on a hospital in northern Afghanistan occurred despite "ri..
More >>  

©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County order to show cause