Two minimum-security inmates who walked away from the Utah State Prison's Lone Peak facility Saturday evening were recaptured Sunday in Salt Lake City.
Robert Rayborne, 26, who is serving up to five years in prison for theft, was arrested without incident at 3:50 p.m. at the home of a friend.Richard Rustad, 30, also serving a five-year term for theft, was apprehended at 7:25 p.m. at a different Salt Lake residence.
"No resistence was offered and no weapons or contraband were found on either of them," said Department of Corrections spokesman David Franchina.
Following their capture, the two men were returned to the prison's higher-security Oquirrh unit, Franchina said, adding that both face escape charges and a review of their release dates. Rayborne was scheduled for parole on April 23, 1991, and Rustad on Oct. 8, 1991.
The two men walked away from the prison's minimum-security area some time before 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Law enforcement officers concentrated their search on the Salt Lake area, where both men were known to have close friends.
Franchina said corrections officials are investigating the incident.