SACRAMENTO — State prison inmate Alamar Houston, who was mistakenly released from Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) custody June 13, was apprehended early Thursday morning by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Services Unit and SCSO Major Crimes Bureau.
Houston was sent out to court in Sacramento County from CDCR to face charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property last month. He had been housed at Sacramento County Jail while in the custody of local authorities.
CDCR had an active detainer on Houston, so that he would be returned to CDCR custody after the court proceedings. Instead, on June 13 after Houston’s court case was dismissed, he was mistakenly released by SCSO.
The ongoing investigation on inmate Houston’s release from SCSO led CDCR agents to the area of the 1100 block of C Street in Sacramento. Agents observed Houston walking down the street, and not at a specific location or residence; he was taken into custody without incident. At around 12:15 a.m. June 15 he was returned to Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) in Tracy, where he had been housed until his transfer to Sacramento County Jail.
Houston was received by CDCR from Yolo County on Jan. 12, 2017, to serve a 35-year sentence for vehicle theft, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, hit-and-run causing injury to another person, and assault with a deadly weapon.
CDCR: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 445-4950
SCSO: Tony Turnbull, (916) 874-5021