Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Man headed to prison beats feet

By
From page A1 | October 08, 2012 | 8 Comments

By Trisha Leonard
A man who was being sentenced to state prison ran away after he was released for three hours Thursday to get his affairs in order.According to El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Pete Van Arnum, a judge signed a three-hour release for Anthony James Katello, 51, to take care of business before his incarceration. A volunteer from a local church was tasked with driving Katello to a couple of places in South Lake Tahoe. When he drove into the Barton Memorial Hospital area, where Katello said he had to meet someone, Katello took off on foot.

“I don’t think the judge would have released him if he felt he was dangerous,” Van Arnum said.

Sheriff’s deputies, South Lake Tahoe SWAT, a CHP airplane and K-9 units searched the meadow area behind Barton, where Katello was reportedly last seen, for hours, Van Arnum said.

Katello was in custody for spousal battery and making terrorist threats. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest. Anyone who sees Katello is asked to call 911.

Contact Trisha Leonard atntleonard@tahoedailytribune.com.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 8 comments

  • 1036-FrankOctober 08, 2012 - 8:43 am

    What "judge" is this? sounds like someone who needs a permanent vacation from the law. I can only imagine that a naive person with no idea of the criminal instict would do this, this was called endangering the county and providing a citizen to drive the inmate around? Seriously? Time for a new judge.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DB SmithOctober 08, 2012 - 9:11 am

    Convicted of battery, terrorist threats, sentenced to State Prison and then he's let out on a field trip. I agree Frank... we should know who this judge is and he should go.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • High Country HankOctober 08, 2012 - 9:31 am

    Yes, what in the world was he/she thinking as a Judge? Let him get his affairs in order AND have a CIVILIAN from a church in charge?? Seriously? No wonder the puke fled.The "civilian" should be held accountable as well as the judge. He would be wise to leave this area as the cold moves in. But if he decides to enter the wrong building for heat or theft, he will be dealt with accordingly. Court adjourned!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • passinthrghOctober 09, 2012 - 10:33 am

    Besides the inflamatory way the article was written do any of you even know what the duties of a judge entail? Your upset because a low-grade mope who has never hurt anyone except a women who he is intimately involved with, was give a couple of hours to get his affairs in-order before going off to prison - and walked away from his agreement with the court. But virtually nothing is said about our illustrious govenor who, under his "realignment" of the state's criminal justice system allowed THOUSANDS of convicted, incarcerated felons out of prisons and into our communities?!? Before you "remove" an experienced judge who has has a reputation for making good, fair, balanced decisions, for what is essentially a daily, routine decision made by judges around the state. Better ask yourself if the media hasn't exploited this story and if your critisism isn't better directed elsewhere.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DB SmithOctober 09, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Mr./Ms. Passinthru. What "MoonBeam" is doing certainly isn't right. Please don't try to minimize this incident though. So where is the low grade mope now that never hurt anyone except his woman? He obviously did the crime and was convicted. I'll chance a bet that he's done it before but was never convicted or called on it. Irregardless... he's now on the run due to the actions of this judge. If the courts allow field trips of this nature, then they need to be supervised by professional law enforcement.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DaveOctober 11, 2012 - 7:13 pm

    well you are only hearing one side of the story .As you can tell the judge is a complete moron and the public defender(pretender) was on the same dope as the judge. Thats why hes going to jail i know tony and he doesn't have 3 hours worth of business to start with . since his girl friend is a crack head and an alcoholic and he caught her in bed with the local crack dealer he lost it . he goes to jail daddy comes gets his daughter and cleans her up and brings her to court (daddys got a lot of money , tells her shes out of the will ) you see he doesnt like tony , hes not rich . any way thats just a part of the other side of the story

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 1036-FrankOctober 14, 2012 - 8:40 am

    This judge made a very dangerous decision to allow someone headed to prison for a violent crime time out of custody with an unarmed/untrained citizen acting as a driver for the inmate and the result was predictable. Having seen a few hundred sentencing hearings, not one inmate was ever allowed this same get out of jail time that I saw, this endangered the public and the person who was assaulted. This judge does need to be replaced.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JeannineJanuary 15, 2013 - 8:13 pm

    Has Tony been found?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

Goodbye LUPPU, hello LRPU

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1, 4 Comments

 
Past due state taxes bring arrest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

 
Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Woman, dog back from Oso

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1, 8 Comments | Gallery

 
 
 
DA candidate to remain on ballot

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A9

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Benji and the Bickersons

By Matthew Margolis | From Page: A10

 
CPCSD seat unfilled

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

By News Release | From Page: A14, 6 Comments

 
.

Letters

District 4 candidate

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 16 Comments

 
Open meetings

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

Volunteers and homeless camps

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 71 Comments

 
Bicycle events and traffic control

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

Evacuation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

 
.

Sports

Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
King of the West roars into Placerville

By Gary Thomas | From Page: A11

First and goal: Bunt etiquette

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

 
Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

Jennings wins national title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Roundup: April 17, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Prospecting

Plantastic sale this Saturday

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Spring art brightens government center

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Things to do: April 18, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

 
Time out: A grand time at Grand China

By Earle Camembert | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Temple Kol Shalom hosts Passover Seder

By News Release | From Page: B3

 
Student art featured for Third Saturday

By News Release | From Page: B3

Promenade in high style

By Historic Old Sacramento | From Page: B4

 
Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B4

Friday nights are engaging at the de Young

By Fine Arts | From Page: B5

 
Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B6

See what is inside the vault

By Center For Sacramento History | From Page: B6

 
Eggstravaganza

By Fairytale Town | From Page: B6

Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B7

 
Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B7

Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

By California Stage | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

KVIE calls for artists

By Kvie | From Page: B9

 
A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B9

America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

By Blue Line Arts | From Page: B14

 
Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

By Fine Arts | From Page: B15

See wildflowers on train ride

By Railtown | From Page: B15

 
Easter at Northstar is family friendly

By Northstar California | From Page: B15

.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 28-30

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Arthur W. Cornell

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Roy Cluness Chaix

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Frederick Wilbur Heymann

By Contributor | From Page: A2

.

Real Estate

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

 
Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

 
Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

 
Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

 
EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments

.

Comics

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Sunday, April 20, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
Horoscope, Saturday, April 19, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Friday, April 18, 2104

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
.

Home Source

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments