Inmate Escapes From Training Academy

A 23-year-old inmate working at the Ventura County Sheriff's Department Training Academy escaped Monday from the minimum-security facility.

Michael Allen Sugden, who was serving a two-month sentence for burglary and is not considered dangerous, walked away from the academy at the Camarillo Airport about 2:45 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Eric Nishimoto said.

Sheriff's air and ground units were still searching for Sugden on Monday night.

Anyone in Thousand Oaks or Moorpark with information about Sugden's whereabouts may call Crime Stoppers at 494-TALK. Residents of Camarillo, Oxnard or Port Hueneme can call 385-TALK.

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