LOS ANGELES – An inmate who walked away from a conservation camp was apprehended this afternoon in the Los Angeles area.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., agents from CDCR’s Special Service Unit and the Los Angeles Fugitive Apprehension Team, located Fernando Deras between Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, and took him into custody without incident. He is being transported to California Institution for Men, and his case will be referred to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

Deras, 31, was discovered missing from Holton Conservation Camp at approximately 1:25 a.m. during a routine inmate count. He was received by CDCR in July 2018 from Los Angeles County to serve a four-year sentence for corporal injury on a specific person or persons.

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