Montgomery County prison officials are investigating Tuesday's inmate escape to determine whether any safety protocols were broken or inadequate.
Sometime after noon Monday, Raehib Hankerson was outside in a secured yard, where he "was able to manipulate the wire fencing . . . crawl through the fence, and escape," the District Attorney's Office said in a news release.
County detectives and four local police departments went searching for Hankerson. He was found about two hours later in a wooded area near Eagleville Road and Ridge Pike, the District Attorney's Office said.
Hankerson was charged Wednesday with escape, a third-degree felony.