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California man, 32, carjacks motorist 40 MINUTES after being released from prison early due to COVID-19 outbreak, while a second inmate is arrested less than a week after he returned home

California man, 32, carjacks motorist 40 MINUTES after being released from prison early due to COVID-19 outbreak, while a second inmate is arrested less than a week after he returned home
  • Rocky Lee Music, 32, was arrested for committing a carjacking 40 minutes after he was released from Santa Rita jail in California Sunday 
  • Music had first been arrested hours earlier for car theft but was released from jail on zero bail
  • Jail in Alameda County has seen 16 inmates test positive for COVID-19
  • Owen Aguilar, 27, was charged with setting nine fires less than a week after his release from the Fresno County Jail 
Two inmates who were released from jails in California because of the coronavirus outbreak were rearrested and accused of committing additional crimes shortly after being freed, including one who was back behind bars just 40 minutes later.
Rocky Lee Music, 32, walked out of Santa Rita Jail in Dublin at around 8pm on Sunday. Before 9pm, he had allegedly carjacked a motorist and was hauled off back to jail.  
That holding facility has seen 16 inmates test positive for COVID-19, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Rocky Lee Music, 32, was arrested on Sunday night for allegedly committing a carjacking 40 minutes after he was released from Santa Rita jail in California
The jail in Alameda County has seen 16 inmates test positive for COVID-19
Also Wednesday, Owen Aguilar, 27, of Selma in central California was charged with setting nine fires less than a week after his release from the Fresno County Jail. 
Thousands of inmates have been released from county jails throughout California under an April 13 emergency order by the state Judicial Council cutting bail to zero for those charged with low-level offenses. The order aimed to combat the potential spread of the coronavirus within packed lockups.
Other inmates have had weeks or months shaved off their release dates to reduce jail populations.
In general, only those suspected of serious or violent crimes currently are being charged and held at jails.
The judicial order is expected to continue for 90 days after Gov. Gavin Newsom lifts a statewide stay-at-home order.
While some prosecutors and sheriffs say the order is a limited and proper approach to dealing with COVID-19, others have expressed concerns that potentially dangerous people are being allowed back on the streets.
Music is accused of stealing a Toyota Prius Sunday night from a man in Dublin a mile from the Santa Rita Jail near a BART station, driving it to San Ramon, abandoning it and trying to carjack another victim at a gas station, reported The Mercury News. 
Owen Aguilar, 27, was charged with setting nine fires less than a week after his release from the Fresno County Jail
Owen Aguilar, 27, was charged with setting nine fires less than a week after his release from the Fresno County Jail
He ran after getting caught trying to open the door of a building and was arrested with help from a police dog, whom he kicked after getting bitten, authorities said.  
Music had first been arrested a dozen hours earlier in Oakland on suspicion of car theft but after being taken to the jail for processing he was cited and released on zero bail.
The 32-year-old now faces more than a half-dozen criminal charges, including carjacking, assault with force, second-degree burglary, grand theft, receiving stolen property and unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle. 
Music's criminal record stretches back to at least 2012 and includes convictions for felony unlawful driving, burglary and assault.   
Aguilar was charged with starting nine fires on April 16, including torching a tent occupied by a homeless man, several commercial dumpsters and a shopping cart, which caused a fire that spread to some brush and debris, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
As of Thursday afternoon, there were more than 48,000 coronavirus-related deaths nationwide, including 1,340 in California
He reportedly admitted to starting eight of the fires in a span of 30 minutes while riding a green bicycle, reported Fox 26.  
Aguilar had been facing a charge of felony animal cruelty when he was released from jail on April 10, the Fresno County district attorney’s office said.
If convicted on felony arson charges, he could face nearly 46 years in state prison.
Early this month, a man charged with a series of school burglaries in Fremont was released without bail, then rearrested and accused of another spate of crimes in Santa Clara County that included stealing 23 cars from a San Jose car rental agency with the help of three other people, police said. 
All four were arrested on April 16, booked and then released on zero bail, authorities said.
Others have been rearrested on accusations ranging from indecent exposure to burglary. 

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