Oklahoma inmate walks away from halfway house in Ponca City

December 7, 2018

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.

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