An Oroville woman who had escaped a probation program after
fearing she would be sent back to prison has been sent back to
prison for three years.
According to court documents, Angela Blankenship, 31, was
sentenced March 22 after slipping off her ankle-bracelet
monitoring device and slipping into an orchard, where she hid
for more than three weeks.
On Dec. 13, Blankenship was released to a residential treatment
program — a form of probation — and on Dec. 23 she was reported
missing from the program when her ankle bracelet was found under
In her testimony, Blankenship said she was afraid that after
breaking the rules of her probation program by having sex with
another program member she would be sent back to prison and
Authorities searched her previous residences until Jan. 18, when
she was found living in an orchard.
She was then taken to Butte County Jail for her previous crimes
and subsequently charged with felony escape.
On Jan. 22, Blankenship pleaded no contest to the charge. She
was sentenced to an additional three years of incarceration.