Prisoner was doing time for drug conviction


 Another inmate has walked away from the minimum security satellite camp at the Taft Correctional Institution.

Humberto Martinez Jr., 35, was missing at an inmate count at 10 p.m. Sunday evening, according to a news release from Management and Training Corporation, which operates the facility under contract to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Martinez is 5’9” tall, and weighs approximately 225 lbs. He has black hair, and brown eyes, and scars on his left hand, left shin and left thigh. He has used the following aliases: Humberto Martinez, Armando Lopez Mendez; and Junior.

He was convicted on drug charges and was sentenced on July 24, 2006 to 188 months in federal custody for conspiracy to import controlled substances.

He arrived at the TCI Satellite Camp on June 19, 2009, as a lesser security transfer from the Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc, California.  His projected release date was February 1, 2018.

His home address is listed as 10601 Clancey Avenue, Downey, California 90241.  Prior to incarceration he bought and sold cars, and was the owner/operator of the Hotspot Sports Bar and Mariscos Bahia Ensenada restaurants in Downey, California.

If anyone suspects they have seen this individual or obtains information as to his location, please contact the Taft Correctional Institution at 661-763-2510, or any law enforcement agency.