The Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility
SANTA ROSA – According to a Community Bulletin issued by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, two inmates being held at the Main Adult Detention Facility escaped just before 5 pm on Tuesday, December 1st.
The inmates were in the process of being transported from the Main Adult Detention Facility to the North County Detention Facility (both facilities are in Santa Rosa.) While being loaded onto a bus, the two inmates took off running and fled into an apartment complex area. Several Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the scene and participated in the search. Officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department and the California Highway Patrol Helicopter as well as a K-9 unit also assisted in the search.
One inmate was found hiding in some bushes and surrendered without incident. A short time later, the Sheriff’s K-9 team located the second inmate hiding in shrubs nearby. The second suspect was non-compliant and sustained minor injuries from the canine. He was subsequently taken into custody.
The inmates were identified as Joshua Feddern-Wiles, a 26-year-old man, and his brother, 30-year-old Christopher Feddern-Wiles, both residents of Santa Rosa. Both had appeared in court earlier in the day to plead guilty on separate unrelated charges. Christopher had pleaded guilty to burglary and Joshua had pleaded guilty to domestic violence, and both were awaiting sentencing on the charges.
Both were returned to the Sonoma County Jail where they were booked once again on the new charges relating to the escape. They are being held without bail and will be arraigned on Thursday, December 3rd.