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Inmate who escaped from Calaveras County Jail caught

Escaped Calaveras County inmate back in custody
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CALAVERAS COUNTY — An inmate who had been on the run after escaping from Calaveras County Jail in early February has now been caught.

The county Sheriff's Office said Larry McDonald was getting supervised taking out the trash on Feb. 2 when he took off running, hopped over a razor wire fence and vanished.

The 41-year-old from San Andreas is serving time for possession of a dangerous weapon, disobeying a court order and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McDonald is 5-foot-10 with brown hair, hazel eyes and a tattoo on his neck. The sheriff's office said he's not clean-shaven.

The jail was put on lockdown while several crews began searching for McDonald. Investigators were contacting all known associates of him and searched previous locations he was tied to.

Authorities in Calaveras County caught up with McDonald on Tuesday in Valley Springs. He's facing his original charges, among them lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, as well as several others linked to his escape. 

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