July 22, 2014
An inmate who escaped from a work-program this weekend and sent law enforcement on a three-day chase is finally back in custody.
Police and paramedics found 27-year-old Richard Thomas lying in the street, at the intersection of Golden Valley and Old North Virginia.
He told police his head injuries were from a fall, but officers tell KOLO-8, he had additional injuries that were consistent with blunt-force trauma.
Monday, the SWAT team surrounded a home at McCloud and Fife, after receiving a tip that Thomas was inside. But once they went in the house, they found the place empty.
Thomas now faces charges of escaping from prison, but prison officials say he's not suspected of committing any other crimes, while he was on the loose.