Search Underway After Inmate Walks Away From Facility Near Azusa

Authorities on Monday asked for the public’s help in finding an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security facility north of Azusa.

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Inmate Kevin M. Shann walked away from a minimum-security facility in Azusa on Sunday, May 25, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Kevin M. Shann, 40, was last seen in his assigned dorm about 10:25 p.m. Sunday during a routine security check at the Julius Klein Conservation Camp, located on Upper Monroe Road (map) in the Angeles National Forest, according to a statement issued by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Camp staff searched the inmate dorm area, surrounding buildings and the camp perimeter after it was discovered that Shann was missing at about 11:25 p.m.,  corrections officials said.

“All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search for Shann,” the statement said. “Apprehension efforts are continuing.”

Shann is described as as white male with a light complexion, brown hair and brown eyes, standing 6 feet 3 inches and weighing 197 pounds.

He was committed to Corrections and Rehabilitation after being sentenced to four years for first-degree burglary, the department said. He was scheduled to be released on August 7, 2016.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Conservation Camp commander at 626-910-1213, or the Sierra Conservation Center watch commander at 209-984-5291, ext. 5439.