Calif. man accused of trying to break in to prison

August 11, 2011 - 9:30 PM
Prison Break In

In this Aug. 11, 2011 photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Marvin Lane Ussery is shown, Ussery, 48, was spotted scaling a seven foot, barbed wire chain link fence encircling a large wooded area behind California State Prison, Sacramento, late Wednesday night. He was found early Thursday hiding in tall grass outside the main walls of the prison commonly known as New Folsom. Quinn says Ussery served time at New Folsom for robbery before he was paroled in June 2009. (AP Photo/Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Most inmates are trying to get out of prison, but authorities say they caught a California parolee trying to sneak back in. Corrections Sgt. Tony Quinn says 48-year-old Marvin Lane Ussery was spotted late Wednesday night scaling the 7-foot tall, barbed wire-topped fence that encircles a large wooded area behind the California State Prison in Sacramento.

Quinn says Ussery served time at New Folsom for robbery before he was paroled in June 2009.

Officials are investigating whether Ussery was attempting to smuggle in drugs or cell phones, but say they haven't found any contraband.

Ussery is being held in Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of violating his parole and being an ex-convict on prison property.