FRENCH CAMP (CBS SF) — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has identified three suspects allegedly involved in the homicide of an inmate at the county’s Honor Farm, a lower-level security jail.
Armando Salgado, 49, an inmate at the Honor Farm, was fatally killed in the barracks by three other inmates who sheriff’s officials have identified as Joseph Corral, 21, Nathan Oliveridoan, 22, and Angelo Velasquez, 22.READ MORE: Critics Bid To Overturn Approval Of Tahoe Resort Expansion
Sheriff Patrick Withrow said a correctional officer found Salgado on the floor of the barracks with obvious wounds after being attacked by various other inmates.
“He arrived here at the Honor Farm, and shortly after he was attacked by multiple inmates,” Withrow said.
Withrow said three of the inmates that attacked the victim have been found, but there are still other individuals not yet identified who also took part in the attack.
He said inmates in the barracks were interviewed separately after the attack took place.READ MORE: Tamarack Fire Update: Crews Brace for More Extreme Fire Behavior Near Hwy 395
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the attack took place after a correctional officer assigned to the barracks went to do his third inmate count of the day.
Withrow said there is only one officer assigned to over 45 inmates and the officer must conduct inmate counts at two different barracks.
“He had just gone through the barracks where our decedent was housed and done his check,” Withrow said. “He had just moved into the other barracks … and that’s when we believe the assault occurred.”
He said no motive has been found yet. The victim’s name will not be released until authorities are able to notify his family.
The Sheriff’s Office said all visits to inmates Friday have been canceled and will not resume until later next week.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Walking On Interstate 80 In Vacaville Hit, Killed
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