UPDATE: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has confirmed that Sarmiento was apprehended on Saturday.

The department said at around 1 p.m., Special Service Unit agents found Sarmiento in Bakersfield. She was taken into custody without incident and was taken to the Central California Women’s Facility.

The CDCR said her case will be referred to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for possible escape charges.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are searching for a woman who escaped from the Custody to Community Transitional Re-entry Program on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Sarmiento, 23, walked away from the Bakersfield facility without authorization around 7 p.m.

Sarmiento was serving a four-year term for assault with a deadly weapon, She was originally charged with attempted murder.

The CCTRP allows eligible offenders to serve their sentence in the community instead of being confined to a State prison, according to CDCR.


Elizabeth Sarmiento
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5’4″
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Black hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Tattoo of a rose on her left hand, the name “Adrian” on her left arm, the name “Mason” on her right arm and name “Dominic” on her upper chest.

Anyone with information on Sarmiento’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the US Marshals at (661) 324-4004 Option #3.