California Escapee Convicted of Attempted Murder Captured in Arizona

California Escapee Convicted of Attempted Murder Captured in Arizona

An inmate walks for exercise at a Maricopa County jail in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 11, 2013. (John Moore/Getty Images)

City News Service

City News Service

4/16/2024

Updated: 4/16/2024

LOS ANGELES—A man convicted of attempted murder who walked away from a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Male Community Reentry Program facility in Los Angeles was captured April 15 in a Phoenix suburb.
Adolfo Casillas was taken into custody at approximately 6:15 p.m. by members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force in Tollenson, Arizona and will be booked into a Maricopa County Jail where he will await extradition to California, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation official said.
Mr. Casillias came to the reentry program from Los Angeles County on Aug. 19, 2019 after he was sentenced to 14 years for attempted second-degree murder with an enhancement of the Street Gang Act in commission of a serious felony, the department said. He was reported missing when he walked away from the Los Angeles facility on Feb. 14.
The reentry program allows eligible people committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in a reentry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community.
It is a voluntary program for men who have two years or less left to serve on their sentence.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended, according to the department.
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