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Inmate Who Walked Away from Acton Fire Camp Apprehended in San Diego

SAN DIEGO— A minimum-security inmate who walked away from Acton Conservation Camp in Los Angeles County on Feb. 24, 2020 was apprehended at 8:25 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2020 in San Diego.

Acting on investigative leads, agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit Rancho Cucamonga, with the assistance of the San Diego Police Department and the Chula Vista Police Department, arrested Christian Ledon,19, at the Payless Car Rental, located at the San Diego Airport. He was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

During an inmate count at around 7:00 a.m. on Feb. 24, staff discovered inmate Ledon was missing. A search of the camp buildings and grounds was immediately conducted. CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, CAL FIRE, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies were notified and assisted in the search.

Ledon was committed to CDCR on May 30, 2019, from San Diego County to serve a four-year sentence for second-degree robbery. He was scheduled to be released in July 2021. The case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for felony prosecution, and he will no longer 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.

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