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Authorities Apprehend Missing Inmate from Salinas Valley State Prison Minimum Support Facility

SOLEDAD – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation special agents apprehended missing Salinas Valley State Prison inmate Edgar C. Delgado in Nipomo today. Delgado, 37, had walked away from the Minimum Support Facility at SVSP on Tuesday, June 23.

At approximately 1:52 p.m., CDCR Office of Correctional Safety Special Service Unit agents from Fresno and the Bay Area and members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force operated on information developed during the investigation and located Delgado at a fast-food restaurant in Nipomo. He was quickly taken into custody without incident and was transported back to SVSP.

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.

His case will be referred to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

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