Inmate captured after brief escape attempt

LEWSIBURG — An inmate reportedly escaped from a local prison before being captured a short time later.

Maldonado-Mojica had been discovered missing from the minimum security Satellite Prison Camp Lewisburg at about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to officials with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Prison officials placed the inmate on escape status and notified local police.

He was apprehended by state police a short time later and returned to the institution.

Maldonado-Mojica is serving a 60-month sentence for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.