SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Corrections officers are trying to find an inmate who escaped from a minimum-security facility in Northern California.
The California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 32-year-old Nicolas Dunning was found lacking from the Konocti Conservation Camp Monday morning.
Dunning is described as a bald, green-eyed man who’s 6 toes 2 inches tall and weighing 181 kilos. He’s serving a five-year sentence out of Imperial County for assault with a lethal weapon and is taken into account to be a minimal safety inmate.
The company’s web site says the camp in Lake County is residence to about 95 minimum-security inmates who assist battle wildfires. Lt. Charlene Billings says Dunning is assigned as a firefighter however was not working when he disappeared.
He’s the fifth state inmate to flee this month. Three have been captured, together with Shalom Mendoza, 21, who was found lacking from San Quentin State Jail on Thursday. He was discovered Sunday in Paso Robles.
Authorities are nonetheless trying to find 27-year-old Justin Franks, who escaped from Folsom State Jail on Dec. 22.