Idaho Department of Correction Work Center Walkaway Captured

BOISE, October 26, 2010 - An Idaho Department of Correction community work center resident who walked away from his job in the community is back in custody in the Ada County Jail. 

Boise Police captured Michael Edward Austin, IDOC #25591 late yesterday afternoon after he allegedly burglarized a home. At the time of his arrest, Austin was suffering from minor cuts that apparently resulted from him breaking one of the home’s windows.

Austin was assigned to South Idaho Correctional Institution’s Community Work Center south of Boise.  He was declared a walkaway at 7:45 a.m. Friday when he disappeared from his job at a Boise business. 

Austin is 44 years old (DOB 12/22/1965). His prior criminal history includes convictions for grand theft, driving under the influence, drawing checks without funds and forgery in Twin Falls and Bannock Counties.  Austin was eligible to be considered for parole starting on June 18, 2011.  Austin would have completed his sentence on June 17, 2019.

Story published: 10/26/2010
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