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Inmate Escapes from Pleasant Valley State Prison

For immediate release

Lt. Aaron Shimmin
(559) 935-4972

Coalinga – This morning at approximately 3:10 a.m. a Fresno County inmate was discovered to have escaped from the Minimum Support Facility at Pleasant Valley State Prison.

Antonio Montelongo Jaureque a Minimum Security inmate housed in a 150-man dormitory outside the Prison’s secure perimeter was last seen about 1:50 a.m. Juareque is a 24 year old Hispanic Male, 6’0” tall, 210 pounds, with brown eyes, and brown hair. Jaureque has tattoos on the right side of his neck and both hands. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from Fresno County on April 6, 2010, for a parole violation. Juareque had an original controlling commitment offense of vehicle theft in 2007. Jaureque was scheduled to parole August of 2010.

Custody personnel are searching the entire Prison grounds and the immediate area of the surrounding community with local law enforcement agencies to apprehend the escapee. Anyone seeing him should contact authorities immediately.

Pleasant Valley State Prison is located in Coalinga, California, opened in 1994, and houses approximately 4,700 minimum, medium, and maximum custody inmates. Approximately 1,700 people work at the Fresno County prison.

Requests for further information should be directed to Aaron Shimmin, Public Information Officer, Pleasant valley State Prison, at (559) 935-4972.