Notorious Tom Green County Inmate Captured Shortly After Escape

SAN ANGELO— A Tom Green County Jail inmate was re-captured shortly after his escape from the Tom Green County Detention Facility Wednesday afternoon.  

At approximately 1:56 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Tom Green County Inmate Delfino Gonzales Hill escaped from the Tom Green County Detention Center.  His was arrested last week. for an altercation at the El Patio Hotel in San Angelo.  As we reported earlier, on March 15, Hill was arrested after he poured gasoline on himself and was shot with a bean bag round.

Multiple 911 calls were received by the San Angelo Police Department and The Tom Green County Sheriff's Office of a male subject wearing an orange jumpsuit running in and out of traffic near U.S. Highway 277.  

Hill was located by law enforcement at 2:20 p.m. and subsequently barricaded himself inside a vehicle parked in a construction area in the 4000 Block of U.S. 277 Highway. 

Evidence in and around the vehicle indicated Hill may have come into possession of a firearm during the term of his escape. The Tom Green County SRT team utilized a tactical approach to the vehicle and removed Hill from the automobile at 3:00 p.m.   

Hill was initially arrested by the San Angelo Police Department for two felony-level offenses on March 15, 2023.   Additional charges for escape while arrested are pending.     

The Tom Green County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the San Angelo Police Department in the effort to recover Mr. Hill.   


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