Escaped inmate captured in Coachella

An inmate who escaped a minimum-security facility in Northern California was arrested during a traffic stop in Coachella on Saturday.

Nicolas Dunning, 32, who fled the Konocti Conservation Camp in Lake County, was taken into custody without incident, according to the Sun.  Dunning was located “based on investigative leads”  by members of the Riverside County Gang Impact Team.

After the escape, officials alerted the public that they believed Dunning might be heading to the Coachella Valley.

Officials discovered Dunning was missing on Monday after an inmate count and extensive search. He was serving a five-year sentence after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon.