Inmate Faces Additional Charges Following Bexar County Jail Escape

SAN ANTONIO – A recent escape from the Bexar County Jail has led to further charges for one inmate, raising concerns about the security protocols in place at the facility.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has reported that 39-year-old Nero Alexander, initially incarcerated on a misdemeanor theft charge and awaiting housing assignment, managed to evade custody. The alarming discovery was made during a routine head count conducted at 7:04 p.m. in the booking area, revealing Alexander's absence and prompting an immediate facility lockdown.

By 8:44 p.m., the booking staff determined that Alexander was not within the facility, raising suspicions of a potential mistaken release. Surveillance footage was reviewed, leading officials to believe that Alexander deliberately blended in with a group of individuals who were legitimately being discharged from the facility.

In response to this security breach, deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit swiftly launched an operation, culminating in Alexander's arrest at a residence in the 10000 block of Wildrose Bay. The apprehension occurred at 10:12 p.m., restoring custody over the fugitive.

Following his re-arrest, Nero Alexander was promptly transported back to the Bexar County Jail, where he now faces an additional charge of escape.

This incident has raised questions regarding the adequacy of security measures at the Bexar County Jail, prompting further investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office Public Integrity Unit and Internal Affairs to assess the circumstances surrounding the escape and to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.