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Pleasant Valley State Prison Minimum Security Facility Escapee Captured

Coalinga – An escaped inmate from Pleasant Valley State Prison has been captured.

Antonio Montelongo Jaureque, who escaped from the Minimum Support Facility on July 10, 2010, was captured in Fresno County by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Special Service Unit, this morning at approximately 11:45 a.m.

CDCR special agents spotted Jaureque in Fresno and initiated a vehicle stop. Jaureque ran from the vehicle and was arrested after a brief pursuit. He was transported back to Pleasant Valley State Prison; arriving at approximately 2: 45 p.m. Jaureque, 24, was received by CDCR April 6, 2010, from Fresno County for a parole violation, from a commitment offense of Vehicle Theft in 2007. He was scheduled to parole August 2010.

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

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation continues to maintain a 99.1% apprehension rate since 1977

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

Lt. Aaron Shimmin
(559) 935-4972