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Manhunt for inmate who escaped California prison

CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a Southern California prison.

Posted: Jan 15, 2018 11:22 AM

CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a Southern California prison.

State prison officials say Michael Garrett was unaccounted for during a Sunday night count at the California Institution for Men in Chino, east of Los Angeles.

An emergency search was conducted of the facility, and the 33-year-old was not found.

Garrett is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 197 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was serving a four year, eight month sentence for first-degree burglary, evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly, and vehicle theft. He was scheduled for parole in October 2019.

CIM, which opened in 1941, houses approximately 3,400 minimum- and medium-security inmates.

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