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Inmate Walks Away While Fighting Canyon 2 Fire

CHINO – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away while fighting the Canyon 2 Fire in Orange County.

Inmate Armando Castillo, 31, who is assigned to Oak Glen Conservation Camp (CC #35) in Yucaipa, was part of the inmate crews fighting the Canyon 2 Fire near Peters Canyon Regional Park. He was last seen at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 15, before crews returned to Prado Conservation Camp (CC #28) in San Bernardino County.

CDCR, CAL FIRE, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search for Castillo. He is a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 191 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Castillo was committed to CDCR on Aug. 23, 2016, from Los Angeles County to serve a five-year sentence for possession of a firearm and evading a peace officer while driving recklessly. He was scheduled to be released to probation in May 2018.

Anyone who sees Castillo should contact 911 or law enforcement authorities immediately. Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Castillo should contact the SCC Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439, or Oak Glen Conservation Camp at (909) 797-0196.

CONTACT: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 445-4950