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.
Atencio was booked into the Lassen County Jail on May 15, 2022 on charges related to kidnapping, home invasion robbery, false imprisonment and parole violation.
The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is working with multiple law enforcement agencies who are assisting in this investigation. There are no further details available at this time. We will provide more information as it can be made available.