Saturday, October 5, 2019

MCSO investigates escape attempt from Mesa County Detention Facility

Malcolm Martin, 25
MCSO Photo 10-2-19
MESA COUNTY, Colo – At approximately 9 Saturday morning, an inmate in the Mesa County Detention Facility attempted to escape.

The inmate, identified as Malcolm Martin, 25, of Grand Junction, climbed up into a crawl space above the ceiling tiles and proceeded to move to another part of the jail. Martin was heard in the ceiling by detention deputies and booking staff. Detention deputies helped Martin down. He was secured and is now being housed in another part of the facility.

Martin never left the secured facility. The Mesa County Detention Facility remains secure.

The damage to the ceiling is being assessed and repairs are being scheduled.

Martin is facing new charges as a result of the incident.

This remains an active investigation.