Police catch inmate who escaped California prison
Jan. 16, 2018
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities caught an inmate who had escaped from a Southern California prison.
State prison officials say Michael Garrett was unaccounted for during a Sunday night count at the California Institution for Men in Chino, east of Los Angeles.
An emergency search was conducted of the facility and the 33-year-old was not immediately found.
Garrett was seen outside a Vons grocery store Monday and was taken into custody without incident.
He was serving a four year, eight month sentence for first-degree burglary, evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly, and vehicle theft. He was scheduled for parole in October 2019.
CIM, which opened in 1941, houses approximately 3,400 minimum- and medium-security inmates.