REDDING – California Highway Patrol (CHP), CAL FIRE and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit (SSU) agents have apprehended a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Sugar Pine Conservation Camp in Shasta County earlier today.

On October 19, 2017 at approximately 4 p.m., inmate Anthony Jimenez, was taken into custody after he was located by a CHP helicopter pilot about two-tenths of a mile from highway 299. CHP, CAL FIRE and SSU agents responded to the location and took Jimenez into custody without incident.

Inmate Jimenez will be transported to California Correctional Center in Susanville and will no longer be eligible to be housed in a Conservation Camp.

Inmate Jimenez was committed to CDCR on Oct. 3, 2016, from Los Angeles County to serve a three-year, eight-month term for evading a peace officer while driving recklessly and vehicle theft. He was scheduled be released to probation in December 2017.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

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Contact: Lt. Charlene Billings, (530) 257-2181 ext. 4110