COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A man who ran off from a prison work detail didn't get far.
John Keene was working near S.W. Pinemouth Avenue and S.W. Birley Road around 10 a.m. when he bolted.
K-9 units, FWC officers and sheriff deputies swarmed the area and tracked Keene to Magical Terrace. A witness told authorities that someone in a car picked up Keene. Authorities later learned Keene was dropped off at the Challenge Learning Center near his home.
A short time later, authorities found Keene hiding in a bedroom closet of a friend's home. He had been on the run for about two hours.
Deputies arrested Felipe Ortega for aiding and abetting a felon.
Keene, of Lake City, is in jail awaiting trial for narcotics charges.