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Juvenile Offender Escapee from Hospital Returned to Custody

Sacramento – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that a juvenile offender who escaped from a hospital in Sacramento County on Monday night was captured early Tuesday morning and has been returned to custody.

Joshua Ryen Govea, 15, was taken into custody without incident by CDCR’s Special Services Agents at approximately 2 am in Sacramento County and has been returned to the N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton.  The Sacramento Police Department, Stocton Police Department, the California Highway Parol and U.S. Marshal’s Service assisted in the search.

On April 18 at approximately 7 p.m. Govea got keys during a struggle with staff at Sierra Vista Hospital, pushed his way past nurses and escaped from the hospital wearing only a gray hospital gown.

Govea will be charged with escape.

Govea was committed to the Division of Juvenile Justice from Kings County Juvenile Court with a conviction for first-degree burglary.

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