LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find an inmate who walked away from a reentry program facility in Los Angeles last month.
Richard Ledesma, 36, left the Male Community Reentry Program in Los Angeles at about 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 12 without authorization, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. An emergency search was launched within minutes, the agency said.READ MORE: Hot Dog On A Stick's Offering 75-Cent Dogs On April 24 For 75th Anniversary
Ledesma had been sentenced to two years and eight months in Los Angeles County jail for grand theft, a second strike, prison officials said. He arrived at the reentry program – which gives offenders with just a year left to serve a chance to transition from jail to returning to the community — in November, and was scheduled to be released in November 2021.READ MORE: Beverly Grove Homeless Encampment Cleared, But Residents Say Problems With Crime Have Not Gone Away
Ledesma is described a male Hispanic, 5-foot-7 and 175 pounds. A booking image shows he has several facial tattoos, including a word over his left eyebrow, a vulgar phrase on both his eyelids, tattoos on both cheeks, and all over his neck.MORE NEWS: LA Animal Services Offering Reduced And Waived Fees For Pit Bulls, Cats
Anyone with information about Ledesma or sees him should call 911.