SAN LUIS OBISPO — David Gregory Grayhall, 26, who escaped from the California Men’s Colony (CMC) on Oct. 30, 2018, was charged with escaping custody, vehicle theft, and having a prior violent under the three-strikes law, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Grayhall was serving a five-year sentence at CMC after a conviction in Los Angeles County. Grayhall fled the prison while on work duty and stole one of the facility’s vehicles for his escape.
The stolen van was located in Los Angeles, where several family members of Grayhall reside. After further investigation by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and CMC staff, Grayhall was peacefully apprehended in Los Angeles on Nov. 16, 2018.
Due to Grayhall’s violent prior conviction, his maximum sentence is seven years and four months in state prison, if convicted. Grayhall’s arraignment is scheduled for March 19, 2019, in Department 3 of the Superior Court, with the Honorable Dodie Harman presiding.
The case was investigated by CDCR and CMC’s ISU with the assistance of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.