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Inmate Who Walked Away from Owens Valley Conservation Camp Apprehended in Corona

BISHOP, CA — Inmate Donald Moore, a minimum-security inmate who walked away from Owens Valley Conservation Camp in Inyo County on Dec. 24th, was apprehended in Corona the same day.

Acting on investigative leads, Special Service Unit agents in Rancho Cucamonga the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) apprehended Moore without incident at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24th.  Moore was transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino pending transfer to Sierra Conservation Center.

During an inmate count at 4 a.m. Saturday, staff discovered Moore, 33, was not in his assigned bunk. A search of the camp buildings and grounds was immediately conducted. CDCR, CAL FIRE, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies assisted in the search.

Moore was committed to CDCR in December 2016 from San Bernardino County and was serving a four-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Moore had been assigned to Owens Valley Conservation Camp since August 2017 was scheduled to be released in September 2018.

His case will now be forwarded to the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution and he will not be eligible to be housed in a fire camp.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Inmate Donald Moore


December 26, 2017

CONTACT: Robert Kelsey

(209) 984-5291 ext.5499