SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An inmate who escaped from the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino on Sunday was found and taken into custody Monday night.
Garrett was unaccounted for Sunday night when guards conducted an evening inmate count at the CIM in Chino, said Krissi Khokhobashvili of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
"An emergency search was immediately conducted, and Garrett was not found,'' Khokhobashvili said. "Escape procedures were immediately activated, to include notification of local law enforcement and the activation of Office of Correctional Safety special agents to locate and apprehend Garrett.''
Garrett was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison in San Diego County Superior Court following convictions last year on charges of first-degree burglary, vehicle theft and evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly, officials said.
He was sent to the Chino prison, which houses about 3,400 minimum- and medium-security prisoners, on October 30, 2017 and was due to be paroled in October of next year.
His case will now be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.