SACRAMENTO, CA - U.S. marshals arrested a juvenile offender who escaped custody when he was allegedly driven away by accomplices during a community service project Tuesday around 10:55 a.m in Sutter Creek.
Angel Iniquez, 19, fled from the scene in a white compact car when California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CDCR, officers were distracted helping another crew member, who hurt himself with a chainsaw, CDCR spokesman Bill Sessa said.
Sessa said there were two accomplices in the car with Iniquez.
A U.S. marshals task force with assistance from officers with the Sacramento and West Sacramento police departments surrounded a home on the 2400 block of Connie Drive in Sacramento about 2 Wednesday morning. Marshals spokesman Frank Newsom said at first residents didn't answer the door but did eventually and Iniquez was located inside. he was taken into custody without incident.
Iniquez was committed into CDCR custody from Monterey County on March 16 and was assigned to Pine Grove Conservation Camp on May 3.
Sessa said that Iniquez was charged with a serious felony and is a known gang member, but could not release specifics.
Sessa said the remaining 13 members of the crew were transported back to Pine Grove Conservation Camp after Iniquez escaped.
It has been seven years since a juvenile attempted to escape from the camp. Sessa said the youth work on 15 to 20 community service projects a week in Amador County and the surrounding region.