Julian Ochoa Ruiz

ACTON (CNS) – An inmate walked away from a work camp in Acton and officials today are seeking the public’s help locating him.

Julian Ochoa Ruiz, 38, was discovered missing about 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Acton Conservation Camp, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

“Staff immediately launched a search of the camp buildings and grounds,” according to a news statement. “CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, Los Angeles County Fire, and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search.”

Ruiz was described as a 5-foot, 8-inch Latino man weighing 145 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen on campgrounds wearing gray sweatpants, a gray T-shirt and a gray ball cap.

He was admitted to the Acton camp on Feb. 14 from Merced County to serve a three-year, eight-month sentence for discharging a firearm in an inhabited dwelling and evading or attempting to evade a peace officer.

Anyone with any information regarding Ruiz’s whereabouts was urged to call the Acton Conversation Camp Commander at 661-268-0113 or 911.

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