An inmate who walked away from a Community Reentry Program facility in Los Angeles on Thursday night was taken into custody Friday afternoon in Compton, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported.
Special agents with CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety found Juan C. Gomez, 23, at Lueders Park and took him into custody without incident at 2:18 p.m.
Gomez had been transferred from California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, where he had been serving time for a first-degree burglary conviction, to the Los Angeles facility hours before he left without authorization, authorities said.
He had been scheduled to be released on parole in July, according to the CDCC.
Gomez will be transported back to California Rehabilitation Center, and his case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges, according to the state corrections agency.
The Male Community Reentry Program allows eligible offenders to serve the end of their prison sentences in a reentry center, where they are provided with programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community.
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