A man who escaped prison in October was found in southern California Friday.
Inmate David Gary Hall, 26, was located at a park in southwest Los Angeles, and was placed under arrested around 10:55 a.m., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said in a news release.
Hall is said to have stole a car from the men’s colony located in San Luis Obispo, also known as a male-only prison. The car was found parked near the park, the news release says.
He was transported to California Institution for Men in Chino, California, and his case will be referred to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.
Hall was determined to be missing from the prison the morning of Oct. 30 when staff members conducted an inmate count, and found a white 1997 Ford Aerostar missing from the prison’s garage, where the Hall was assigned to work.
He was admitted from Los Angeles County on Dec. 22, 2015 to serve a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have escaped an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended, according to the news release.