Inmate Escapes From Tracy Prison

TRACY (CBS/AP) — Authorities were looking for an inmate who escaped a San Joaquin County minimum security prison.

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said 25-year-old Raul Edgardo Lopez was discovered missing during Monday’s 2:30 a.m. count at Tracy’s Deuel Vocational Institution. He was assigned to the facility’s dairy.

The California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have been put on alert.

Lopez was serving a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery in Los Angeles County. He was scheduled to be released on parole in three years.

 

 

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