- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A magistrate judge says a North Dakota woman jailed on a federal escape charge cannot be released to help care for her son.

Jessica Bailey, of Fort Totten, was arrested last fall after she failed to report to a halfway house in Devils Lake to continue her sentence for embezzlement and theft. She is scheduled for a plea hearing next month on the escape charge.

Bailey proposed a release plan to U.S. Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal and testified that her mother, who works for the public defender’s office in Fort Totten, is willing to act as a third-party custodian.

Senechal said in an order denying the request that Bailey has a poor record of compliance with previous release orders “despite repeated opportunities allowed to her.”

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