Two women who removed their ankle monitors and walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Re-entry Program (CCTRP) in San Diego have been apprehended, officials said.
Tumoi King and Viviana Mendez were participants in the program, which allows participants to serve the remainder of their sentence in a community program instead of state prison. The CCTRP provides a range of rehabilitative services.
At 7:31 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, CCTRP staff were told that the two women had removed their ankle monitors.
Mendez was apprehended shortly after midnight on Jan 9 at a La Mesa motel and taken into custody without incident. She was taken to the California Institution for Women in Corona.
Two days later, SSU agents and Freemont police found King at a Freemont motel and brought her to the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla.
King, 28, was serving a five year sentence for a second-degree robbery conviction in Riverside County and had been in the program since Nov. 2014. She was scheduled to be paroled in Oct. 2016. Mendez, 20, is serving a seven year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon conviction in Yolo County. She was scheduled to be paroled in Feb. 2017.