The Imperial County jail inmate who walked out of Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley on Saturday was taken back into custody Monday only to be released on his own recognizance pending court appearances.
Carlos Arreguin, 52, of El Centro was arrested by Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputies during the afternoon and was taken to court, where the decision was made to release him pending his court appearances.
Sheriff's Lt. Bill Willard said investigators will seek an escape charge against Arreguin. The District Attorney's Office will make the decision whether to file such a charge.
Arreguin was in jail on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and a weapons offense.
In Monday's edition it was incorrectly reported — based on information from the Sheriff's Office — that Arreguin had been convicted of the charges and was serving time for the convictions.