Jails and Prisons

Escaped prison inmate caught in Encinitas

Escaped prison inmate caught in Encinitas

A 33-year-old escapee from a state prison in Chino was arrested in Encinitas on the night of Jan. 15, less than 24 hours after he was discovered missing.

Michael Martin Garrett was found just after 6 p.m. at a Vons grocery store on Santa Fe Drive just west of Interstate 5, according to a news release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Agents with the department’s Special Service Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Team tracked Garrett to the store by following “investigative leads,” corrections officials said in the statement.

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies headed to the store and saw Garrett standing in front of the building. He was...