Escaped Mule Creek Inmate Found In Merced

Escaped Mule Creek Inmate Found In Merced

Law enforcement officials report Mule Creek Prison inmate Zechariah Lee was taken into custody late Friday night. Lee was apprehended by the Merced County Sheriff’s Department, the Merced Police Department, and CDCR’s Special Service Unit Agents at a gas station in Merced. Lee initially attempted to flee, but was quickly arrested. Lee was found missing on Thursday night after an inmate count at Mule Creek. Following his arrest, he was transported to Valley State Prison, and his case will be referred to the Amador County District Attorney’s office for consideration of escape charges. Lee was originally incarcerated in June of 2017 out of Sacramento County with a three-year sentence for first-degree robbery.

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