Santa Cruz deputies capture escaped prisoner

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.

Deputies were searching for Maurice Ainsworth, who escaped outside a hospital in Santa Cruz Monday afternoon, prompting lockdowns at area schools.

Authorities say Ainsworth was being transported when he took a deputy's stun gun and attacked the officer.

Investigators say the inmate also shot a female security guard and stole her car keys.

Ainsworth has a criminal history of vandalism, arson, and weapons theft.

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