Inmate captured after escaping from Fremont County correctional facility

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CANON CITY, Colo. — An inmate who escaped from a Fremont County correctional facility is back in custody, officials said Tuesday.

Robert Roberts, 22, was taken into custody at the Parkdale Quarry just outside of Canon City a little after noon, according to law enforcement officials.

Robert Roberts being taken back into custody. (Photo: Fremont County Sheriff’s Office)

Roberts escaped the Skyline Correctional facility in Canon City over the weekend.

Roberts was serving an 18-month sentence for forgery and had been set to be released in July.