Inmate Caught Shortly After Escape

A jail inmate who escaped from the Lake County Jail last week was taken back into custody by a sheriff’s captain a short time later. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 63-year-old Gary Lee Gard, of Kelseyville, was serving a sentence for misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine. At 7:51 a.m. last Thursday, Gard walked away from his work assignment in the jail kitchen. A sheriff’s captain was driving in the same area of Hill Road when he recognized the white jail uniform pants Gard was wearing. Gard tried to run but ended up surrendering.