Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are leading a search for a 15-year-old juvenile offender who escaped from Sierra Vista Hospital in the south Sacramento area earlier this evening.
About 7 p.m., the teen struggled with a staff member, obtained keys, pushed his way past nurses and escaped from the hospital at 8001 Bruceville Road wearing only a gray hospital gown.
The youth is described as Latino, with brown hair and eyes, weighing approximately 160 pounds, and with a distinctive scar on his left shoulder.
Govea was committed to the Division of Juvenile Justice from Kings County Juvenile Court with a conviction for first-degree burglary, according to a Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.
Corrections officials said Sacramento-area law enforcement agencies were immediately notified of the escape.
Anyone with information regarding Govea's whereabouts is asked to call 911.