Escaped Inmate Had Help From Girlfriend

Deputies and Detectives from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office determined that Angelo Atencio was assisted in his escape from the Lassen County Jail by Ashly Ward, 33, of Susanville, Ca.


Ward is Atencio’s girlfriend, who was not in custody at the time of his escape. It was arranged that Ward would pick Atencio up near the Lassen County Jail. Ward is described as a light skinned black female, 5’4”, 150 lbs. Black hair, brown eyes. The picture of Ward below is current and shows that she has dyed her hair red.


There are active warrants for the arrests of Atencio and Ward. If anybody has any information on the whereabouts of Atencio and Ward, you are encouraged to call 911. Do not try to contact Atencio and Ward. They are considered armed and dangerous