Mother of man who escaped from jail arrested

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Don Andrea Torrillo (San Diego County Sheriff's Department)

SAN DIEGO — The mother of a man charged with escaping from San Diego Central Jail was arrested this week on suspicion of aiding him in his attempt to evade justice, authorities said today.

Catalina Andrews, 56, was taken into custody Wednesday at her El Cajon home during a felony warrant sweep, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Andrews was suspected of harboring her son, 26-year-old Don Andrea Torrillo Jr., after he allegedly went missing from the Front Street detention center Sept. 9. Authorities have not disclosed how Torrillo managed to escape from lockup. He was re-arrested the following evening at an El Cajon motel.

Torrillo initially was arrested in Santee on Sept. 5 on suspicion of possessing drugs for personal use and for sale.

His mother was released on bail Wednesday, a jail clerk said.

During this week’s two-day fugitive sweep, deputy federal marshals and local and state law enforcement personnel made a total of 34 arrests.

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