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Two inmates who walked away from Mule Creek prison apprehended near Highway 16

Two inmates who walked away from Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County were apprehended Saturday, authorities said.

Patrick Raines and Johnny Maciel walked away from the prison’s minimum support facility on Wednesday, setting off a search by officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol and Amador County Sheriff’s Office.

The pair was spotted Saturday morning by a rancher near the intersection of Willow Creek Road and Highway 16 in Plymouth, about eight miles from the prison. The two men, wearing plaid shirts and grey sweatpants, were captured without incident, officials said.

Raines, 21, of San Diego County was serving a 6-year sentence for carjacking. Maciel, 37, of Placer County was serving a 15-year, 4-month sentence for burglary.

Both were returned to Mule Creek State Prison and housed in the secured perimeter. Officials said they plan to bring charges for the walk-away.