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Escaped Calif. inmate with skeleton face tattoo captured

Corey Hughes, 27, was reported missing from a work crew on Nov. 27


Associated Press

STOCKTON, Calif. — Authorities say an inmate with a skull tattooed on his face who escaped last month from a work crew in central California is back in custody.

The Fresno Bee reports police arrested 27-year-old Corey Hughes on Thursday at a home in Stockton.

This undated file photo provided by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office shows inmate Corey Hughes. (San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)
This undated file photo provided by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office shows inmate Corey Hughes. (San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)

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

Hughes was reported missing from a work crew near Interstate 5 in Stockton on Nov. 27.

He had been serving time on a weapons charge and was due to be released in February.

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