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Man Who Walked Away From Ponca City Halfway House Arrested In Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man who walked away from a halfway house in Ponca City in November of last year was captured in Oklahoma City last week. According to KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says Paul Hartsell Jr. walked away from Bridgeway Inc. on November 25 and then stole a van owned by the halfway house. Hartsell was convicted in Oklahoma County of domestic assault and battery and second-degree burglary. ODOC announced on Twitter on Monday that Hartsell had been captured after Oklahoma City police officers found him in a stolen vehicle. Officials say he will now be facing an autotheft charge.