Authorities renewed a request for the public’s help Monday in the search for an inmate who escaped from a downtown Los Angeles jail the same day he was sentenced to nearly five years behind bars.
Anyone who sees Christopher Lee Brown, 37, was asked to call 911 immediately and “avoid confrontation with him.”
Brown escaped from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility on March 12 by posing as another inmate, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which on Monday issued a “wanted” flyer with a new compilation of photos of Brown.
Described as a transient, Brown had been convicted of twice breaking into an Alhambra health care facility and stealing computers, compromising patient records for nearly 730,000 people, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
He was sentenced March 12 to four years and eight months in jail for two counts of second-degree commercial burglary and one count of receiving stolen property.
He was also previously convicted in a 1997 arrest for assault with a deadly weapon in the San Luis Obispo area, and he had had multiple prior arrests on suspicion of theft-related charges and one for cohabitant or spousal abuse, the Sheriff’s Department said.
He was described as 6 feet 3 inches tall and 200 pounds.
Anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 562-946-7231, or email MCBTIPS@LASD.org.
Anonymous tipsters may call L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.