California authorities on Saturday introduced the apprehension of an escaped inmate who’s been lacking since he walked off from San Quentin State Jail earlier this week.
The suspect, Shalom Mendoza, was captured in Paso Robles, San Rafael police tweeted.
Round 12:30 p.m., the 21-year-old was “taken into custody with out incident” at a fast-food restaurant; a witness noticed him at a Taco Bell and notified the authorities, the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) stated in a information launch.
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Days earlier, on the night of Dec. 26, the suspect was found to be lacking throughout “an institutional depend,” correction officers stated.
“He was assigned to work exterior the secured perimeter of the jail, as some inmates are, and he took benefit of a possibility to go away,” the information launch stated.
Mendoza can be suspected of committing a carjacking in a Dwelling Depot parking zone, officers stated. The deserted car was positioned on Friday, they added.
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Mendoza arrived at CDCR final yr after being sentenced to 5 years behind bars “to be used of lethal weapon throughout a carjacking/tried carjacking and evading or making an attempt to evade a peace officer whereas driving recklessly,” in line with correctional officers.
The inmate’s case will likely be despatched to the Marin County District Lawyer’s Workplace, which will determine whether or not to cost him with escape and carjacking.
The Related Press contributed to this report.