State prison escapee captured in Nipomo

June 27, 2020

San Luis Obispo County deputies captured a fugitive on Friday who escaped from the Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad several days earlier.

Edgar Delgado, 37, walked out of the prison’s Minimum Support Facility on June 23, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Officers then notified local law enforcement of Delgado’s escape and a stolen vehicle he possibly fled in.

While on patrol in Los Osos, a deputy spotted the stolen vehicle parked in the 2000 block of Turri Road, but did not locate Delgado.

SLO County deputies and state corrections officers then tracked Delgado to a restaurant parking lot on the 500 Block of Tefft Street in Nipomo. He was arrested on Friday afternoon and returned to prison.

On March 1, 2019, Delgado was transferred from the Santa Barbara County Jail to the Salinas Valley State Prison to serve a four-year sentence. He was serving a sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm and drug possession. He was slated to be released in June 2021.

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Nice work by the SLO County deputies and the California Correctional officer’s. It’s nice to hear that he was captured and returned to pay his debt for the previous crimes. I’m glad no one was injured or killed including Edgar Delgado. His additional poor choices of escape and theft will obviously lead to a longer sentence. There’s only one person responsible for where he finds himself. I hope we can all agree on that

Its crazy these days what minimum security considers non violent crimes .Delgado wasn’t in possession of a gun for show and tell hour and he was a prior felon not allowed to have possession of a gun and/or also a gang member.Fellow gang members might have put a hit on him so he knew his only way to get protection was to escape so he would be placed in a secure housing unit not in a dormatory setting . He was using that gun in crime but wasn’t caught or evidence wasn’t available for gun crimes he committed .So they stick him in minimum security LOL with a bunch of old men and informants or Delgado is actually a Dropout gang member /informant himself