Homicide

Inmate captured just shy of parole, faces more prison time

In this frame grab taken from video, Arthur Buckel, center, sits on a guardrail surrounded by police officers after being taken into custody near Double Trouble State Park, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Lacey Township, N.J. The minimum security prison inmate who escaped last week once served time for manslaughter for killing a baby and had been behind bars on assault, drug possession and burglary charges. (AP Photo/ WPVI-TV)

In this frame grab taken from video, Arthur Buckel, center, sits on a guardrail surrounded by police officers after being taken into custody near Double Trouble State Park, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Lacey Township, N.J. The minimum security prison inmate who escaped last week once served time for manslaughter for killing a baby and had been behind bars on assault, drug possession and burglary charges. (AP Photo/ WPVI-TV)  (The Associated Press)

An inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison in New Jersey just weeks shy of being eligible for parole could now face an additional three to five years behind bars.

Lacey Township police say 38-year-old Arthur Buckel was taken into custody without incident Monday near the Garden State Parkway after a motorist reported seeing him in the woods near a highway rest stop.

Buckel, who once served time for manslaughter for killing a baby, had been behind bars on assault, drug possession and burglary charges. In addition to the escape charge he also could face additional criminal charges for his activities while he was a fugitive.

Buckel was missing when guards did a count at the Ancora unit of Bayside State Prison in Hammonton on May 3.

It's unclear how he escaped.