One of the two offenders who absconded from a residential facility last week appeared briefly in Christchurch District Court on Wednesday morning.
Jaydon Galland, 18, escaped from the Salisbury Foundation last Wednesday and was found in Arthur's Pass National Park on Tuesday.
He faces previous charges for threatening behavior and the possession of drugs.
The other escaper, Ivan Andrew Campbell, 46, was on parole from a sentence of 11 years in prison for sex convictions involving a teenager.
He is expected to appear in court later in the day.
Galland and Campbell were found by police with another man, Jaime Campbell, 25, who is charged for aiding their escape.
He is to reappear in court later this month.