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Incarcerated Person Apprehended Hours after Walking Away from Growlersburg Conservation Camp

FRESNO – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced an incarcerated person who walked away from Growlersburg Conservation Camp in El Dorado County was apprehended a few hours after walking away from the facility.

At 3:15 a.m., the Fresno Police Department took 42-year-old Jarid Taylor into custody without incident.

On Sept. 7, Taylor was discovered missing about during the evening count. A search of the fire camp buildings and grounds was immediately conducted.  CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety and local law enforcement agencies were notified and are assisted in the search.

He was transported to Sierra Conservation Center. His case will be referred to the El Dorado County District Attorney for consideration of escape charges. 

Taylor was received from Fresno County on Oct. 18, 2022. He was sentenced to three years for second-degree robbery.

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


Contact: OPEC Press Office

Jarid Taylor

Jarid Taylor