An escaped inmate is back in custody after a short run from Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility in Elk Grove this morning.

Just before 2:30 a.m. a 29-year-old male prisoner got through the fence but was quickly located by Sheriff patrol deputies near Watt Avenue in the North Area.

The unnamed inmate was serving two years on auto theft charges. He is now back in jail with new escape charges pending.