Written by AARON CASTREJON
REGION - The escaped inmate sought by Sheriff’s deputies was apprehended Sunday afternoon.
David Luis Bustamonte, 43, was found under a freeway overpass at the 5 freeway and 126 freeway around 3 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Bustamonte was found near a transient camp and was wearing civilian clothing. How and where he obtained the clothing is not known, deputies said.
Scent dogs aided in locating Bustamonte.
Bustamonte was discovered missing during an inmate count around 7 a.m. February 3 at South Facility, one of the facilities at Pitchess Detention Center. The entire facility was locked down after he was discovered missing.
Bustamonte was arrested by the Azusa Police Department July 9, 2018 at 3:27 p.m. for a felony-level offense, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
Because the Sheriff’s Department is handling the search, the Azusa Police Department is deferring all questions to Sheriff’s officials, according to Sgt. Fernando Vasconselos of the Azusa Police Department.