A man who recently escaped from one of the Contra Costa County jails has been captured.
Sheriff’s deputies say the man somehow managed to elude correctional staff at the Marsh Creek Detention Facility in the early part of the week. Defendant Kohlton Kumnick walked away from the building of his own accord and was not discovered missing for several hours. Authorities are still looking into how the 21 year-old man was able to make it off jail grounds without being detected.
The jail notified nearby residents immediately through the use of an emergency phone system. Word spread quickly throughout nearby communities. An unnamed resident placed an anonymous tip to authorities at about 10 a.m. They reportedly saw the escapee walking along a street approximately three miles from the jail. Sheriff’s deputies responded immediately. Kumnick was rearrested without incident.
Contra Costa jail officials say the man was serving a three month sentence after he was convicted of burglary. It is likely he will be sentenced on additional charges in the near future which will extend the period of time he needs to serve behind bars. Kumnick is currently in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on a no-bail hold. It is unclear when he will need to appear before a judge to answer to the new charges.
Deputies are asking anyone who has information pertaining to how he was able to escape to please come forward.