UPDATE: Mugshot Released of Oak Glen Conservation Camp Escapee
Original story as follows:
An inmate who escaped from the Oak Glen Conservation Camp was found Sunday in Beaumont, about 13 hours after he went missing from the Yucaipa facility, a CDCR official tells Patch.
The inmate, identified as 22-year-old Shaun Perkins, escaped sometime between an 11 p.m. role call at the camp and midnight, according to California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Sergeant Hector Morua, who works at the Oak Glen location.
Morua tells Patch that Perkins somehow managed to scale the 15 feet fence with razor wire at the top, and get free from the minimum security facility which only houses non-violent criminals "that have been cleared for firefighting duties."
After putting out a robo-call to neighbors in the area and searching through the night, officials discovered his shirt around 10 a.m. Sunday, about a half a mile away from the camp. That's when they called out the sheriff's canine unit to track down Perkins' smell and follow his trail.
The bloodhound managed to do just that, according to Morua, who said the dog was able to lead them on a path to Beaumont where the inmate had gone.
Perkins-- who had only been at the Oak Glen facility for about two weeks-- was ultimately found approximately nine miles away near the Beaumont Sports Park and taken back into custody by 1:10 p.m., according to Morua.
Witnesses tell Patch that the area of Vasili Lane at Cougar Way was blocked off by several law enforcement agencies for a time while Perkins was being brought in, and snapped photos like the one attached to this article.
Both the Beaumont Police Department and the Riverside Sheriff's Department confirm that they assisted in the search for Perkins.
The inmate had been serving a term for first degree burglary and purchase/receiving a stolen vehicle, and was slated to be released in Oct. 2014, according to Sgt. Morua.
Rather than being brought back to the Oak Glen Conservation Camp, Perkins was headed to the The California Institution for Men prison in Chino, the sergeant added.