$5,000 reward offered for ‘armed and dangerous’ inmate who escaped Pima County jail on Thursday

Oscar Alday, 43, has a long criminal history that includes convictions for violent attacks
An inmate was spotted running down the road in just his boxers after escaping from the Pima County Adult Detention Complex in Tucson, Arizona.
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 3:16 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 22, 2022 at 5:06 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - An “armed and dangerous” inmate with a violent criminal history is still on the run after escaping from the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on Thursday, Oct. 20.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Oscar Alday, 43, walked out of the jail and was still on the run as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

The PCSD said Alday slipped out a door when it was opened to release other people. A source told KOLD Alday was in a portion of the jail he should not happen been in when he walked out.

Oscar Alday is wanted after escaping from the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on Thursday,...
Oscar Alday is wanted after escaping from the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on Thursday, Oct. 20. Alday is facing charges of domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment.(Pima County Sheriff's Department)

Alday was spotted running down the street in just his boxers shortly after the escape. In the eyewitness video, the jail and “A” Mountian can be seen in the background.

Alday, who has a long criminal history in Pima County, was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault and unlawful imprisonment. The U.S. Marshals Service said Alday may have injuries from the arrest, including bruises from less-than-lethal munitions.

Alday has been described as a 6-foot, 185-pound Hispanic man with brown hair in a buzz cut and brown eyes. The Marshals have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to Alday’s arrest. The federal agency said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

“The Sheriff’s Department values our community partners and is grateful for any help that leads to the apprehension of this person,” said Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos.

Anyone with information can contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 313-202-6458 or www.usmarshals.gov/tips. The PCSD can be reached at 88-CRIME or www.88crime.org.

According to Pima County Superior Court, Alday was placed on probation in July 2021 for an unlawful imprisonment case from the year before. He has previous convictions in Pima County for aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary, and flight from an officer.

The PCSD said they are continuing all efforts to locate Alday and that anyone who helps him will be criminally prosecuted.

“We are conducting an administrative investigation and will address issues as part of a formal review and take corrective action,” the PCSD said. “This incident is still under investigation. To ensure the investigation is not compromised, we will release information as it is made available.”