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Convict walked away from a Tracy-area work shift. He was captured in Tucson

Bobby D. John
Bobby D. John California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Inmate Bobby D. John was found Thursday afternoon in a Tucson motel, 18 days after vanishing from a work shift near Tracy, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

John, 40, was last seen during his shift at Deuel Vocational Institution’s Prison Industry Authority Dairy on Oct. 1., the CDCR reported in a news release. Investigators determined he was likely in Tucson and contacted a nearby U.S. Marshal Service office, whose personnel arrested him at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He is being held in Pima County Jail while awaiting extradition back to California.

John was found guilty of burglary in March 2014 in Sacramento Superior Court and was halfway through a six-year sentence. John’s case will be forwarded to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution on escape charges, which could result in more prison time.

He will not be eligible to be housed in a minimum-support facility again, according to the CDCR.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel