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Sacramento County inmate back in custody after early morning escape

An inmate of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility in Elk Grove is reported back in custody following an early morning escape.

Sheriff’s officials said the 29-year-old man, whose name was not released, breached the security fence surrounding the facility and escaped from custody about 2:30 a.m. He was found within hours and detained by sheriff’s patrol deputies near Watt Avenue in the north Sacramento County area, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. Officials said he was taken to a local hospital for treatment of cuts suffered during the escape.

The man was serving a two-year commitment for auto-theft-related charges and is back in custody at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility. Sheriff’s officials said he faces an additional escape charge.