SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities say an escaped California prison inmate was recaptured after a violent struggle following five days on the lam.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation captured 52-year-old Todd Willis on Tuesday. Willis walked away from the minimum security section of Folsom Prison on Oct. 26.
A resident reported seeing Willis walking in a Sacramento suburb. The corrections department says Willis attempted to flee when police approached him and a brief scuffle ensued.
Willis was returned to prison after being treated for his unspecified injuries at a local hospital.
Willis is serving a four-year sentence for assault. He was scheduled for release in July 2018.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com