Man Escapes Jail 2nd Time by Impersonating Another Prisoner Set for Release

The manhunt continues for the prisoner who walked right out of jail.
2:27 | 01/27/13

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to the prisoner authorities can't keep behind bars escaping not once but twice and in two different states. The first he used a clever plan to simply walked out of jail. It worked so well he decided to use it to escape a second time and guess what he succeeded. This morning he is still on the run and abc's mark greenblatt is here with his story. Good morning, mark. Reporter: Good morning, dan, bianna. This is a story that would seem far-fetched if it was in a movie but in real life the same man appears to have escaped from two jails the same way. Each time convincing other inmates to stay behind in jail when they were the ones supposed to walk free. This morning, a nation much wide hunt is on for the man in gray. U.S. Marshals say he is a dangerous career criminal who keeps escaping from jail. 34-year-old rocky marquez walked out of this one last may after authorities say he switched identity bracelets with this man, 36-year-old mychael galavez another inmate scheduled for release. It left phoenix authorities stunned. We are investigating our process, the officers involved. Reporter: It took eight months for the fugitives to catch up with marquez. He fled 2,000 miles away to detroit where they found him with a loaded ak-47 like this at his side. But it took him just six days to escape yet again. This time from the wayne county jail there and it's suspected he broke out the very same way. The jails are having a hard time keeping rocky incarcerated. He's smarter than your average criminal. He's somehow getting inmates to cooperate with him to use their identities, to walk out of jail. Reporter: Marquez pulled off his latest vanishing act just last sunday and the ruse went undetected in detroit for days with no one catching on to his escape until friday. Wayne county sheriff's office tells abc we have policies and procedures in place that should have prevented something like this from happening but now he's running again fleeing both local and federal charges including conspiracy to launder money and intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Mr. Marquez does have a bit of a head start but we have the best of the best working on the case and I'm confident that rocky will once again be put behind bars. Reporter: Authorities consider marquez armed and dangerous. Bianna, dan, they think he's likely out committing other crimes while on the run. Hopefully they'll catch him this time. Mark, thanks.

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