A Contra Costa County Jail inmate who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility earlier today has been captured, according to the sheriff’s office. Kohlton Kumnick, 21, walked away from the minimum-security facility in Clayton early this morning, sheriff’s officials said. His absence was discovered during a 3:30 a.m. inmate count.
Nearby residents were notified of the escape through an emergency phone alert system, and word was spread among local law enforcement agencies, according to the sheriff’s office. At about 10 a.m., a Clayton resident spotted Kumnick near Rialto Drive, about 3 miles from the jail, and called authorities, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said. Deputies responded, and Kumnick was located and taken into custody after a brief search. Kumnick, a Danville resident, was serving a 90-day sentence for a burglary conviction, Lee said. He is now in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility, where he was booked on an escape charge.
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