Victor Hurtado

Hurtado

Contributed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

An inmate was discovered missing Thursday afternoon from the minimum-security federal prison camp in Lompoc.

Prison officials first noticed that Victor Hurtado, 42, was missing shortly after 4 p.m., according to a prison spokesperson. He is believed to have walked away. The U.S. Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies were notified and an internal investigation was initiated, according to prison officials.

Hurtado is a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. Anyone with information about Hurtado is encouraged by the prison to contact local law enforcement.

Hurtado was sentenced in the Central District of California to 180 months for distribution of methamphetamine.

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The Satellite Prison Camp is a minimum-security institution within the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc. It houses about 380 inmates.

This is the third missing inmate reported by the prison this year. Between September and December 2016, the prison reported four walkaways.

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at wjacobson@leecentralcoastnews.com.

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