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Inmate Walks Away from Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp in Los Angeles County

Valyermo– California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away last night from the Fenner Canyone Conservation Camp, located near the community of Valyermo in Los Angeles County
Inmate Tom Williams III, 31, was last seen in his assigned bed at approximately 8:55 pm during a camp count.
Camp staff searched the inmate dormitory area, surrounding buildings and the camp perimeter after he was discovered missing.  All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search for Williams.  Apprehension efforts are continuing. 
Inmate Tom Williams is described as a Black Male, 6’01”, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  He was committed to CDCR on August, 9, 2011 from Los Angeles County to serve a three-year, four-month sentence for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.  He was scheduled to parole in January 2013.
Anyone with information on the location of Inmate Tom Williams or having other relevant information is asked to contact the Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp Commander at (661) 944-0173, or the Sierra Conservation Center Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439.