LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An LA County inmate who walked away from a minimum-security camp near Sacramento Saturday was apprehended Sunday.
Staff discovered 25-year-old Edgar Benitez missing from his assigned housing at the Growlersberg Conservation Camp in El Dorado County Saturday night around 11 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.READ MORE: Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19
Authorities immediately conducted a search of the grounds. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety said he was found in front of a Modesto home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.READ MORE: Brush Fire Blackens Nine Acres In Chatsworth
Benitez, who was received from LA County on December 26, 2017, was sentenced to nine years for driving under the influence causing bodily injury or death.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
He will be taken to transported and rehoused at Sierra Conservation Center and his case will be referred for consideration fo charges, corrections officials said.