VALLECITO (CBS13) — Authorities have located the inmate who walked away from a firefighting camp in Calaveras County on Saturday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
Torrence Weitzel, 25, located in Bakersfield shortly before 4 p.m. He was arrested after attempting to flee from a residence in the city, the CDCR said.READ MORE: Footage Released Of Carjacking Suspect's Assault On Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy
He was transferred to North Kern State Prison and is nno longer eligible to be housed in a fire camp. officials said.READ MORE: President Biden Releases Federal Funds To Aid Fire Hose Shortage In California
A search for Weitzel began Saturday after it was discovered he had walked away from the Vallecito Conservation Camp east of Angels Camp.MORE NEWS: Thief Takes Off With Antelope Woman’s Bright Yellow Cotton Candy Trailer
The CDCR said Weitzel was put into their custody in March 2021 from Kern County with a five-year sentence for vehicle theft, discharging a gun, and buying/receiving stolen property.