Escaped prisoner with skull-face tattoo found in California

Corey Hughes, 27, who escaped last month was found and arrested Thursday.

(San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office)

He was probably not too difficult to find.

An escaped prisoner with a skull tattoo on his face was less than a month after he escaped from a work crew in central California.

Corey Hughes, 27, was arrested in a house in Stockton on Thursday after he was reported missing Nov. 27.

He was found after the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Fugitive Task Force received a tip that he was at the Stockton house, the Sacramento Bee reported.


Corey Hughes was found in a Stockton residence on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.

(Stockton Police)

Officers set up a perimeter and knocked on the door, but no one answered. Stockton police sent a police dog into the home, and Hughes was taken into custody. He was taken to a hospital before being booked into San Joaquin County Jail.

The tattooed man was sentenced on a charge of weapons and was due to be released in February. He was serving time the Honor Farm, located south of Stockton, which is a minimum-security facility that houses inmates that are usually low risk and classified as non-violent.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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