Lassen escapee’s arrest becomes fiery rescue

Angelo Atencio II

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has released details of the arrest of Angelo Atencio II, who escaped from the Lassen County Jail Friday, Dec. 2, and his girlfriend, Ashley Ward, 33, in Winnemucca, Nevada.

According to a statement from the HCSO, about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, deputies learned Antencio and Ward were holed up in a residence on Davis Lane. Deputies responded to the residence, and they saw people run back inside after they arrived.

Deputies spoke to a person who told them Antencio and Ward were inside the residence. Knowing that there were people inside believed to be armed and dangerous and refusing to comply with law enforcement’s orders to exit the residence, the HCSO activated the Tri-County Special Response Team along with a hostage negotiator.