North Kern State Prison inmate discovered missing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (November 9, 2017 5:38 p.m.): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of inmate Daniel Lucas Salazar. 

Authorities believe Salazar is in the Tuolumne County Area, but are asking that no one approach him. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, local law enforcement or CDCR to report his location. 


An inmate assigned to North Kern State Prison was discovered to be missing on Friday Nov. 3 at approximately 9:10 p.m.

Minimum-custody inmate Daniel Lucas Salazar was not found during a count. Escape procedures were immediately activated at the facility.

Salazar was serving a three-year, eight-month prison sentence for second degree robbery and the use of the ID of another person to obtain information in Aug. 2016.

The missing inmate is described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male with short black hair, hazel eyes and weighing around 185 pounds.

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