Man convicted in Solano Co. apprehended after brief escape

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(BCN)—A 22-year-old man who was arrested and convicted in Solano County earlier this year was quickly apprehended Sunday afternoon when he escaped from a Central Valley prison facility just hours earlier, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

At about 11:15 a.m., guards at the Deuel Vocational Institution, a minimum security facility located just outside of Tracy, were conducting an inmate count when they noticed that Gilberto Murillo-Padilla was missing, CDCR officials said.

Guards then alerted agents with the department’s Office of Correctional Safety, prompting them to initiate escape protocols.

At about 2:05 p.m., agents with the prison’s Investigative Service Unit along with San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputies located Murillo-Padilla just three miles from the prison. Investigators determined Murillo-Padilla had apparently walked away from the facility.

After being taken back into custody, authorities placed Murillo-Padilla in the prison’s administration segregation unit while CDCR officials continued to investigate the incident.

Murillo-Padilla began serving his two-year, eight-month sentence back in May after being convicted in Solano County Superior Court of burglary and evading a peace officer while driving recklessly.

He had been scheduled for parole next month, but in light of the recent escape he may face additional charges, CDCR officials said.

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