An inmate worker briefly escaped Saturday from the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s laundry facility adjacent to the Main Jail.

Gerardo Vasquez Rivera, 19, of Oxnard remained at large for about 40 minutes.

Deputies searched the area and found Vasquez Rivera on Cathedral Oaks at Via Chaparral, where he was retaken into custody.

Vasquez Rivera was arrested May 11 on charges including two counts of burglary, obstructing a peace officer, concealing a stolen weapon, possession of a loaded stolen weapon, burglary, burglary during a state of emergency, and attempted burglary.

Gerardo Vasquez Rivera

Gerardo Vasquez Rivera

He was also booked for a warrant out of Ventura County on suspicion of giving a false ID to a peace officer, receiving known stolen property, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of vehicle theft, and driving without a license. He was being held on $90,000 bail.

He was rebooked on a felony charge of escaping from a county jail, and he now is being held without bail.

Vasquez Rivera was treated at a hospital for injuries suffered during his escape.

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