The Latest – Sunday, August 15:
Torrence Weitzel was apprehended without incident after he attempted to flee from a residence in the Bakersfield area Sunday afternoon, corrections officials say.
Weitzel was transported to North Kern State Prison where he will no longer be eligible to be housed at a conservation camp. The case will be referred to the local district attorney’s office for possible escape charges.
Original story below:
ANGELS CAMP, Calif. (KTXL) — Officers are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation conservation camp without permission Saturday afternoon.
Torrence Weitzel, 25, was last seen at Vallecito Conservation Camp Saturday morning, corrections officials said.
Weitzel is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds. He has blue eyes and blonde hair.
Weitzel was transferred into CDCR custody in March 2021 from Kern County with a five-year sentence for discharging a firearm, buying and receiving stolen property and vehicle theft.
Anyone who sees Weitzel should contact 911 or law enforcement immediately. Anyone having information on Weitzel’s location should contact Vallecito Conservation Camp Sergeant Orpurt at 209-736-4922