CRESTLINE, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced today that inmate Chad Ellebracht, 40, was taken back into custody earlyFridaymorning, approximately fourdays after he was discovered missing from the minimum security Pilot Rock Conservation Camp #15.
Inmate Ellebracht was takeninto custody by Fresno Special Service Unit at approximately 2:00 am in Visalia, California. Ellebracht walked away from the Pilot Rock Campsometime after a routine security check at 5:40 amon Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Ellebrachthas beenreturned to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he will be re-assigned to a prison and will not be eligible to work in a conservation camp.
Ellebracht was committed to CDCR for a three year sentence forpossession of a controlled substance. He was scheduled to be released on August 8, 2016. This matter will be referred to the San BernardinoCounty District Attorney for prosecution of escape.
Since 1977, ninety-nine percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2016
Contact: Lt. C. Acosta
(209) 984-5291 extension 5499