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Offender apprehended after walking away from Apple Valley alternative custody program



APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – A man who walked away from the Alternative Custody Program (ACP) in Apple Valley on Jan. 8 was apprehended that night.

Manuel Solis, 36, was apprehended at around 8:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at a residence in Apple Valley by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety’s (OCS) Special Service Unit. Acting on investigative leads, agents located Solis at his sister’s house and took him into custody without incident. He was transported to California Institution for Men in Chino.

At around 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, local law enforcement was dispatched to Solis’ residence for a domestic dispute. Solis cut off his electronic in-home detention monitor and fled the residence before police arrived.

Solis was received into CDCR custody from San Bernardino County on March 2, 2017, to serve a two-year, eight-month sentence for manufacture/possession/sale of a billy/blackjack. He had been participating in ACP at a private residence since December 2017 and was scheduled to be released in April 2018.

ACP is a voluntary program developed for eligible offenders that allows them to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison. Eligible participants may be housed in a private residence, a transitional care facility or a residential drug or other treatment program.

The Office of Correctional Safety mission is to protect the public and serve CDCR investigative and security interests. OCS is the primary departmental link with allied law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

(source: CDRC news release)