Prisoner Captured after Escaping Jail Two Days into a Four-day Sentence

Marc Schwartz pictured on April 28 during his arrest after escaping from the North County Detention Facility in Sonoma, California. Sonoma County Sheriff Department

A Northern California inmate who escaped from prison after serving a total of two days of a four-day sentence was arrested after evading capture for around 38 minutes.

Marc Schwartz, 22, managed to scale the razor wire-capped fence at the North County Detention Facility in Sonoma, California, and flee on Saturday, April 28 just after 8 p.m. He had served just half his sentence for a DUI conviction, reported the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

After getting tangled up in the wires and injuring himself in the process, Schwartz dropped to the ground before jumping over a wooden fence to make his escape.

After the Sonoma Sherriff's Department were alerted, more than 20 officers, as well as police dogs and a helicopter, were dispatched to search for the prisoner, the department said in a statement.

"Within minutes, an alert citizen reported he had seen a similar man running through tall grass in a nearby field. The phalanx of cops converged and redefined a perimeter," the force added.

Police eventually found a wet and bleeding Schwartz in a creek off just of Aviation Boulevard, around 38 minutes after the received the call of his escape.

His bloodied jail-issued shirt was also located near him after he discarded during his attempt escape.

Schwartz received medical care for the injuries he received jumping over the fence before being booked for felony escape charges at the Main Adult Detention Facility in Santa Rosa, a more secure jail than the one he escaped from, reported the Sacramento Bee.

It was not until after Schwartz was arrested that police discovered he was serving the second day of a four-day sentence at the time of his escape.

"No drug or mental health issues in this case," the department added. "He chose to solve a perceived problem in the absolute worst way."