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Escapee's mother says son is calling for help

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Regina Saldana is the mother of 26-year-old Adan Orduno, the Lower Buckeye Jail escapee from this past weekend. Saldana told CBS 5 her son came knocking at her door yesterday mid-morning, and told her a friend had bailed him out of jail.

"When he left yesterday I thought I was going to get a phone call or see him later, I didn't think none of this," Saldana said.

As she held back her tears, Saldana told us her son, the oldest of seven, has been part of the detention system since the age of 11.

"He had a rough childhood. Me being a single parent and him not having that father figure, and me not having the tools I needed as a young mother. I lacked it," she said.  

The last lockup for Orduno happened last year when he was accused of being the getaway driver in a jewelry store robbery that ended up in a shoot out with police.

"And then hearing all this it just broke my heart. I can't even imagine what he had to go through to try to come home and me having that time with him. I remember hugging him holding him, he hugged me for a while," Saldana said.

Saldana admits her son is a criminal whose actions are his call out for help. Last night, as he was apprehended after an entire day manhunt, this is what he told the media:

"I went to the state hospital to try to admit myself to get the medication that they refuse to give me here."

Saldana said her son's statements are an attest that he needs help.

"Right there in then, he's telling them ‘I need help.' Why are they not going to give him the help he needs. I'm just praying he gets the help he needs, he's been asking everybody, he's been saying it"

After this weekend's escape, Orduno is now facing even more felony charges.

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