A former jail inmate who helped two other Carson City inmates escape over the weekend has been apprehended and re-jailed, according to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
The story started when two jail inmates were seen running from jail trash receptacles – inmates Matthew Marizza and Cody Abernathy. It was learned that the two escapees jumped into a white mini-van provided by a former inmate, Austin Rivers, and were later spotted driving on Hells Bells Road.
When deputies found the mini-van nobody was in it. Deputies searched the area but found nothing. The deputies ran a check on the vehicle and it came back to Austin Rivers who, as stated earlier, had just recently bailed out of the Carson City Jail. The picture was starting to get clearer. Rivers had been a jail-mate with Marizza and Abernathy and the three had plotted their escape together.
To make a long story short, law enforcement caught up with both Austin Rivers and Matthew Marizza in Sacramento but they’re still looking for Cody Abernathy.