Lassen County jail inmate escapes

Lassen County Sheriff’s deputies are searching from an inmate who escaped from the Lassen County Jail.

According to a statement from the LCSO, on Friday, Dec. 2, correctional deputies discovered that Angelo Atencio II, 35, had escaped from the facility. The circumstances of his escape are currently under investigation.

Atencio is described as 5’10” Indian male weighing 230 pounds.  He is of medium to stocky build with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was on Kei-Deh Street in Susanville. Anyone who sees Atencio or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should call 911 or (530) 257-6121.

A preliminary investigation suggests Atencio squeezed through a portion of fencing that had been manipulated in the roof area of an exercise yard. Detectives have determined that Atencio was assisted by one or more persons from outside of the facility as well as other inmates from within the facility.

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