- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A 39-year old man who escaped from a Fairbanks halfway house has been captured after police found him hiding in an apartment closet.

The Daily News-Miner (https://is.gd/JinVG7 ) says Fairbanks police arrested Jonathan T. Harris, of Delta Junction, on an escape charge after he walked away from North Star Center.

Police were responding to a disturbance call in the area and talked to 59-year-old Charles Rutan at the apartment. Police reports say Rutan had allowed Harris to hide in his closet and told police he wasn’t there. Rutan was arrested on a charge of hindering prosecution.

Police also arrested another man at the scene who had an active warrant for failing to appear in court.

Court records show Harris was wanted on charges of theft, assault, criminal mischief and reckless driving.

All three men were transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center.


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