SAN MARCOS, Texas— Hays County authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped custody from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. They now believe his 32-year-old girlfriend facilitated the escape.
Omar Maya-Rangel, 29, was doing landscape work at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center when he reportedly escaped shortly after 1 p.m. on Dec. 2. The center is located on 1307 Uhland Road in San Marcos.
Authorities believe Marinda Seawright (also known as Starla Beall or Rosemary Decker), 32, provided transportation for Maya-Rangel from the San Marcos center. The two have been involved in a relationship for some time and are likely traveling together, according to officials.
Hays County officials describe Maya-Rangel as a Hispanic male, whose last known residence was in the Kyle area. Seawright is described as a White female who provided a ride in a silver Pontiac passenger vehicle with paper plates— the number is unknown.
A warrant has now been issued for the arrest of both Maya-Rangel and Seawright; Maya-Rangel for escaping and Seawright for permitting or facilitating the escape.
Maya-Rangel was serving time for theft and credit card abuse charges. Officials said he does not appear to be a threat to the community.
Authorities are asking the community to contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 if you have any information regarding Maya-Rangel and/or Seawright.