Update - Wed., Feb. 20, 2013:
According to an update from the California Correctional Center, James Robert Prinz who walked away from the High Rock Conservation Camp near Weott on Mon., Feb. 18, 2013, was apprehended, without incident, a day later in Fortuna. The press release update appears below.
Minimum security inmate James Robert Prinz, walked away from the High Rock Conservation Camp CC# 32 in Weott, California on February 18, 2013. Inmate Prinz was apprehended in Fortuna, California by Fortuna Police Department at approximately 3:15 p.m. on February 19, 2013, without incident. Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transported Inmate Prinz to the California Correctional Center in Susanville, California. Inmate Prinz was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for Criminal Threat to Cause Great Bodily Injury, Resisting an Officer with Force and Violence and Battery on a Peace Officer from Placer County. He was scheduled to be paroled in April 2013. This matter will be referred to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.
The original post on this incident may be viewed below.
According to a press release from the California Correctional Center, dated Feb. 19, 2013:
A Minimum security inmate walked away from High Rock Conservation Camp which is located just outside Weott, California on February 18, 2013.
The walkaway, 43 year old James Robert Prinz, is described as a White male, 200 pounds, with blue eyes, short brown hair and medium complexion. He stands approximately 6’2” tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing orange pants with “C.D.C. R. Prisoner” written on them.
Prinz was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on April 21, 2011, from Placer County for Criminal Threat to Cause Great Bodily Injury, Resist Officer with Force and Violence and Battery on a Peace Officer. He was scheduled to be paroled in April 2013. He was last seen approximately 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. Anyone seeing him should contact 9-1-1 or law enforcement authorities immediately.
Additional Contact Information:
Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of James Robert Prinz should contact the California Correctional Center Watch Commander at (530) 257-2181 extension 4173.
James Robert Prinz, shown below: