PHOENIX (AP) - A jail inmate who escaped custody from Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies in Phoenix has been recaptured near Avondale.
Sheriff's officials say detectives caught 25-year-old Michael Hoffman about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Hoffman escaped hours earlier after kicking out the back window of a transport van.
He has been serving a nine-month sentence in a county jail for aggravated assault.
Hoffman pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of aggravated assault after a September 2015 domestic-violence incident involving his girlfriend at their home.
Michael Hoffman the escapee from earlier this morning has been taken into custody just now in Avondale by Sheriff's Detectives— Doug Matteson (@Det_D_Matteson) November 9, 2016