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CAPS escapee caught

After nine days on the run, a three-hour standoff with police and six weeks in a Utah jail, a man who escaped from a Craig work release program in November is back in Moffat County Jail.

Charles Edward Yoder, 41, walked away from Correctional Alternative Placement Services in Craig on Nov. 17.

Yoder was arrested in Grand County, Utah, on Nov. 26, along with his son, Kenneth Yoder, 20, who also was an escapee from a Colorado correctional facility.



According to a report in the Moab Times Independent, law enforcement officers went to a home in southern Grand County based on a tip.

When police surrounded the home, Charles and Kenneth Yoder refused to come out, the newspaper reported.



After a three-hour standoff, both men came out of the home peacefully, the newspaper reported.

The Yoders were booked into Grand County Jail, where they stayed until January.

Yoder was extradited back to Colorado on Tuesday and booked into the Moffat County Jail on Wednesday on a felony escape charge.

Kenneth Yoder was extradited to Mesa County on Jan. 12. He remains in Mesa County Jail on $20,000 bond. Like his father, Kenneth Yoder faces a felony escape charge.

Charles Yo—-der, who is originally from Sacra—-mento, Calif., was in CAPS on a weapons charge and an escape charge from 1995, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. The previous charges were from Mesa County.

Escaping from custody is a Class 3 felony that carries a sentence of four to 12 years in prison and as much as a $750,000 fine.

When Yoder escaped from CAPS, he became the second man to walk away from a work-release program in Craig in less than a month.

An inmate from the Moffat County Jail escaped Nov. 1 while working at Centennial Mall.

Garrick Hafen, 34, was working at the Moffat County Library used-book sale when he walked away.

Hafen had been in the Moffat County Jail since August on charges of methamphetamine possession, false reporting to authorities and outstanding warrants from Mohave County, Ariz., and Saint George, Utah. His warrants were for forgery and drug possession.

Hafen remains at large.


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