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CDCR apprehends man who removed GPS device and walked away

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 22:54:18-04

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said they have apprehended a man  Monday who walked away from the facility in Bakersfield Sunday.

At about 1:20 p.m., it was reported Ronald Brooks' GPS device had been tampered with. An emergency count and search was conducted and the 31-year-old was not found. His GPS device was found across the street from the facility.

Brooks was a part of their Male Community Re-Entry Program (MCRP). MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately 11 months left to serve. The program links offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.

Brooks was found in Bakersfield Monday. He was sentenced to two years for first-degree burglary, grand theft and failure to appear counts.