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Carl Henderson


Contributed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

An inmate was discovered missing from the federal prison camp in Lompoc, prison officials revealed late Wednesday afternoon.

Carl Henderson, 47, was discovered missing around 1 p.m., according to a statement from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Henderson is a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds, according to prison officials. The U.S. Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies were notified and an internal investigation was initiated, the prison reported.

Prison officials ask that anyone with information about Henderson contact local law enforcement.

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Henderson was sentenced in the Northern District of Ohio to 210 months for conspiracy to distribute PCP and being a felon in possession of ammunition.

The Satellite Prison Camp is a minimum-security facility within the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc. It currently houses 376 male offenders.

Henderson is the first inmate reported missing from the camp this year. Four inmates were reported missing in 2017.

Willis Jacobson covers the city of Lompoc for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @WJacobsonLR.