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home : news : local news June 24, 2017

HCSD seeking 13 walkaways
13 sought
Warrants are active for:

• Bryan Price

• DeFabian Shannon, Jr.

• Perry Avant

• Kevin Yard

• John Burge

• Joshua Mildazis

• Rochelle Miller

• Thomas Staten

• Jerry Stahl

• Carrie Copeland

• Brandon Anderson

• Chase Rollins

• Nirmal Thakur

If you have information regarding any of these individuals, contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at 317-776-9887 or Hamilton County Communications at 317-773-1282.

By Alex Pollock

Hamilton County Corrections serves around 120 people per day in their work release, or residential, program.

There are currently 13 active warrants for individuals who have not returned to the work release program.

"These are individuals, who for whatever reason, after being assigned to our program, did not remain in our program," said Ralph Watson, the Executive Director of Hamilton County Community Corrections.

He said compared to the amount of people that go through the program, having 13 who did not return is not as big of an issue as it may seem. These warrants were served over a long period of time, one even dating back to 2012.

"It's not like they ran out the door or anything like that," Watson said. "They were on an approved release and they did not come back."

An approved release would be issued for someone to go to work or other program treatment, such as personal counseling or AA/NA meetings.

People who are court ordered to the community corrections residential program are individuals who are believed to be low risk to society. The charges range drastically, but a majority are placed there because of drug or alcohol charges.

"We're designed to take an offender that the system believes can be supervised within the community without putting the community at an acceptable level of risk," Watson said.

Once a work release participant does not return to the facility, a call is made to the Hamilton County Sheriff's office. A report is filed, a violation of program rules is recorded, and an arrest warrant is issued.

After that, it's the sheriff department's job to find them. If and when they are located, the offender will most likely be incarcerated, not returned to the work release program.

Outstanding warrants for people who did not return to the program can be found on the Hamilton County Sherriff Department Facebook page or the Hamilton County website.

"We never know what's going on in their mind," said Watson. Or why they did not return."

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