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Jail escapee with skeleton face tattoo re-captured

Jail escapee with skeleton face tattoo re-captured
Posted at 10:16 AM, Dec 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 06:00:52-05

(CNN) - Corey Hughes' full-face skeleton face tattoo speaks for itself.

Hughes was apprehended Thursday morning after several weeks on the run following an escape from a California prison. His prominent tattoo likely played a role in his capture.

Hughes was serving time for a weapons charge when authorities say he walked away from his work camp in November.

He was scheduled for release in February, but will not have to serve more time.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office celebrated Hughes' apprehension in its press release.

"Corey Hughes is 'home' for the holidays," the press release said. "And 'home' is the San Joaquin County Jail."

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