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CDCR Officials Seeking Offender Who Walked Away from Salinas Valley State Prison Minimum Support Facility

SOLEDAD — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for inmate Edgar C. Delgado who walked away from the Minimum Support Facility at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) on June 23.

An emergency count conducted at about 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday confirmed that Delgado is missing. SVSP officials activated its command post and notified law enforcement and the California Highway Patrol who are assisting in the search. Special agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend him.

Delgado is a 37-year-old Hispanic man with black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee. He is 5 feet, seven inches tall, weighs 156 pounds and is wearing a gray sweat shirt and gray sweat pants. Delgado was admitted from Santa Barbara County on March 1, 2019, to serve a four-year sentence for possessing or owning a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance for sale. He was scheduled to be released in June 2021.

Anyone who sees Delgado should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911. Anyone having information about or knowledge of his whereabouts should contact the SVSP Watch Commander at (831) 678-5500, extension 5542.

SVSP opened in May 1996 on approximately 300 acres in Monterey County. The institution provides long-term housing for approximately 2,900 minimum- and maximum-custody male inmates. 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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Contact: Lt. Alan Meyer, (831) 678-5554