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.
INMATE WITH SKULL-FACE TATTOO ESCAPES CALIFORNIA WORK CREW
Corey Hughes was found in a Stockton residence on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.
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.