Angels Camp, CA — An inmate who walked away from the Vallecito Conservation Camp more than a week ago is back in custody.
Chief Tony Tacheria of the Angels Police Department says 20-year-old David Petelo was taken into custody without incident shortly after 4:30 Saturday afternoon.
Tacheria says there had been a few sightings of Petelo around the Utica Park area after he was discovered missing from the camp shortly after 8:00 on the evening of December 22nd. The first of which was at about 6:30 on the morning of the 23rd.
Tacheria says Petelo had apparently been returning to the park periodically.
Petelo is serving a five-year term for a car-jacking conviction. He reportedly faces additional state charges of escape from a correctional institution.
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