Two prison escapees were caught near the town of Plymouth, about 35 miles east of Sacramento, Saturday morning.
Patrick Raines, 21, of San Diego, and Johnny Maciel, 37, of Placer County, escaped from Mule Creek State Prison, Ione by scaling a 10-foot fence behind the prison in a low security area and then walked away from the scene on Wednesday morning.
On Friday around 7:20 p.m., law enforcement got reports that Raines and Maciel were spotted near State Route 16 and Carbondale Road in Plymouth, Ione prison spokesperson Dawn Lorey said.
More than 100 law enforcement personnel searched for the two escaped convicts Friday night into Saturday morning.
On Saturday morning, a Plymouth resident called the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to report seeing Raines and Maciel sitting on the side of the road, about 8 miles from the prison.
When officers arrived at the scene, the two surrendered without a fight.
Both are considered low level offenders. They were to be eligible for parole in 2016.
Law enforcement agencies involved in Friday night's search included the Amador County Sheriff's Department, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department and the CDCR.
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