Authorities have re-arrested a convict who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program in Los Angeles after disabling his ankle monitor Thursday.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials announced that 30-year-old Marcos Mejia was found missing late Wednesday evening after they received a tamper alert on his ankle monitor.

Mejia was confirmed missing after staff initiated an emergency count and an alert was sent out to local media and law enforcement partners to locate him.

Around 12 p.m. Friday, Mejia was apprehended without incident in Bell Gardens.

Mejia, who was serving a 12-year sentence for second-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, will likely face new charges related to his escape.

He was expected to be booked into a CDCR prison and will likely forfeit any chance of returning to one of the reentry programs operated by CDCR.

The MCRP was put in place to let offenders serve the end of their sentences in a reentry center to help them transition from custody to the community. The program is for offenders with about one year left to serve, the news release said.

Since 1977, officials have apprehended 99% of all people who have left without permission.