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Offender who walks away from Oroville reentry facility apprehended

OROVILLE — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Butte County on Friday, October 12, 2018, was apprehended today.

William Roseberry, 44, was apprehended at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2018, in Marysville, California by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Folsom State Prison. This case will be referred to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges and possession of a controlled substance.

Roseberry had been participating in the MCRP, which allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately one year left to serve. The program links participants to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.

Roseberry was admitted to CDCR from Sutter County on June 16, 2015, with an eight-year sentence for inflicting corporal injury on spouse/cohabitant, use of a dangerous weapon, and possession of a controlled substance in prison. Roseberry was transferred from High Desert State Prison to the MCRP on May 17, 2018. He was scheduled to be released to Parole in June 2019.

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


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