San Diego, CA – San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with assistance from the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility’s (RJDCF) – Investigative Services Unit and Crisis Response Team and Special Agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) – Office of Correctional Safety (OCS), apprehended Inmate Thomas Francis Kelley on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at approximately 9:30 a.m. at a location in Lemon Grove, California. Inmate Kelley had escaped from the RJDCF on Sunday, January 1, 2012.

Kelley was taken into custody without incident and transported back to the RJDCF.

On Sunday, January 1, 2012, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Inmate Kelley was confirmed as escaping from the RJDCF by stealing a Fire Engine from the RJDCF’s Fire Department, driving it to the Spring Valley, California area, and then fleeing on foot. The RJDCF immediately implemented its escape procedures, notifying local law enforcement and the OCS. A search was initiated, which continued until Kelley’s capture on Tuesday.

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January 3, 2012
Contact: Lt. Patrick Logan
(619) 661-7802