Oklahoma inmate walks away from halfway house in Ponca City
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says in inmate who walked away from a halfway house in Ponca City remains at large.
The department said in a news release Friday that 45-year-old Paul Hartsell Jr. walked away from Bridgeway Inc. on Sunday and stole a van owned by the halfway house.
The house is described as a community housing center that provides drug and alcohol treatment.
Hartsell was convicted in Oklahoma County of domestic assault and battery and second-degree burglary.