The inmate fled a facility at the Pitchess Detention Center, located at 29320 The Old Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The LASD identified the man as 43-year-old David Luis Bustamonte.
#LASD MCB advises of an Escape, Inmate David Bustamonte, from Pitchess Detention Center, Castaic. Search is underway! Plz Call 9-1-1 if you know where he is. https://t.co/yoL3berfq1 pic.twitter.com/WXnj0O65a1— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) February 3, 2019
A lockdown was in place as authorities searched the Pitchess Detention Center compound.
Other local agencies were notified of the escape, sheriff's officials said.
Shortly before 4 p.m., special enforcement bureau deputies tweeted that Bustamonte was found and taken back into custody. They used a tactical tracking bloodhound to help during the search.