- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California jail inmate has been captured after escaping from an outdoor work crew.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/14E89jR ) that 38-year-old Michael Brandon Gentuso was found and arrested Wednesday night at a homeless encampment near Rohnert Park, California, about 50 miles north of San Francisco. He is being held without bail.

Authorities say Gentuso took off his denim jail clothing and ran from a work detail in Santa Rosa on Monday morning.

He had been serving a 90-sentence on a drug possession charge since late December.

Police say he was allowed to be in the outdoor work detail because he was not considered a serious threat to public safety.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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