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Police seek man who reportedly walked away from Folsom prison facility

Todd Willis
Todd Willis Folsom Police Department

Folsom police are asking for the public’s help finding a prisoner who is believed to have walked away from a minimum-security housing facility at Folsom State Prison.

Todd Willis, 52, has gone missing since at least 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a Folsom Police Department news release. A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release said he was last seen at 4:30 a.m. and was discovered missing during an inmate count at 11 a.m.

Willis is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 270 pounds, with graying brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on his chest.

He entered the state prison system from Sacramento County in January 2016, according to the Department of Corrections news release. He has been serving a four-year sentence for assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury by a individual with a second strike under California’s “three strikes” law. He was scheduled to be released in July 2018.

Police said he may be dangerous and advised anyone who sees Willis not to contact him but to immediately call 911. Anyone with information regarding Willis’ location is asked to call the Folsom State Prison watch commander at 916-985-2561, ext. 3019.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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