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Prado Conservation Camp Walkaway Apprehended

CHINO–California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced an incarcerated person who had walked away from Prado Conservation Camp in San Bernardino County was taken into custody on May 8.

Casey J. Lyons, 30, was last seen at 8:50 a.m. on April 7. A search of the camp buildings and grounds was immediately conducted. CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, CAL FIRE and local law enforcement agencies were notified and assisted in the search.

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on May 8, CDCR special agents took Lyons into custody without incident in Bullhead City, Arizona, and he is currently pending extradition to California. His case will be referred to the San Bernardino County District Attorney for consideration of escape charges.

Lyons was admitted from Shasta County on August 20, 2019, to serve five years for second-degree robbery and assault with a deadly weapon as a second-striker. He was released to parole supervision on June 19, 2021. Lyons was admitted from Lassen County with a new term on July 22, 2022, to serve two years, eight months for possession of ammunition by a prohibited person as a second-striker.

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

Incarcerated person Casey Lyons

Casey J. Lyons

May 9, 2023

Contact: OPEC Press Office