- Associated Press - Saturday, January 9, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a minimum security inmate at a New Hampshire halfway house suspected of escape turned himself in when he heard his name on the news.

Department of Corrections spokesman Jeff Lyons says 60-year-old Richard Keefe Barnes signed out of the Calumet Transitional House Unit in Manchester at 8:50 a.m. Saturday to go to work. His employer notified Calumet staff an hour later that he was sending Barnes home, but Lyons says Barnes failed to return promptly and was put on escape status at about noon.

Lyons said Barnes called the house and returned after hearing his name on the news. He said Barnes is being transported to the state prison in Concord for further investigation.

Barnes was incarcerated in May 2015 as a habitual offender.

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