California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation | Courtesy

Update: Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

David Gray Hall was apprehended in the Los Angeles area the morning of Friday, Nov. 16 and was placed into custody without incident, according to a CDCR news release. He will be transported to the California Institution for Men and his case will be referred to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Original story:

California Men’s Colony (CMC) inmate David Gray Hall was discovered missing this morning during count around 10 a.m. and was last seen working in the CMC garage, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) news release.

CMC staff members believe Hall took off with a white 1997 Ford Aerostar van with California license plate number E431260. Hall was last seen headed northbound out of Cayucos around noon, according to University Spokesperson Matt Lazier.

Hall is a Black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet-tall and weighs 184 pounds.

At 10:35 a.m., CMC implemented escape procedures, deployed their search teams, and notified CDCR’s Special Service Unit, local law enforcement, and California Highway Patrol, who are all aiding in the search.

Hall is a minimum-security inmate and was assigned as a worker in the CMC garage. He was admitted from Los Angeles County in December of 2015 and is serving a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery. He was scheduled to be released for parole in December of 2019.

There have been no search troops sent to Cal Poly’s campus, as of 3:45 p.m, according to CMC Administrative Assistant Monica Ayon.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hall or the missing van are encouraged to call 911.

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