CAPS walkaway makes five in two months |

CAPS walkaway makes five in two months

Two CAPS residents have walked away from the community corrections facility and been found by police within a 24-hour period in the past week. The most recent incidents make a total of five escapes from Craig’s Correctional Alternative Placement Services in about the past two months.

Baggs Police found CAPS resident Paul Jackman, 28, on Saturday afternoon at a local busi-ness there, Police Chief Mark Lapinskas said. He was taken in without incident.

The CAPS resident was reported missing at about 2 a.m. Saturday, said CAPS Director Cindy Talkington.

He apparently had family in Wyoming, she said.

Jackman was arrested on the CAPS escape warrant and an outstanding Carbon Coun-ty warrant, Lapinskas said. Jackman is being held in the Carbon County Jail in Rawlins, Wyo.

Talkington said Jackman was serving a two-year sentence for aggravated motor vehicle theft out of Moffat County. His sentenced started Aug. 3.

Another CAPS resident, Terry Magoon, 65, didn’t re–turn from work in Steamboat Springs on April 4, Talkington said.

The man later was found at his worksite and said that he missed the bus to return to CAPS, Talkington said.

“They still should call if they miss the bus,” she said. “We will come pick them up.”

Magoon was sentenced to an 18-month CAPS sentence for criminal trespass of a dwelling on Dec. 21. He had almost completed his sentence, Talkington said.

Both men probably will incur an additional felony escape charge for allegedly walking away from the facility.

An escape conviction from CAPS can add time to a current sentence.

Talkington said she couldn’t explain why the facility has experienced a high rate of walkouts in the past couple of months. Some of the escapees were facing possible reprimands, she said.

“If I knew the rhyme or reason, it wouldn’t be happening,” she said. “I think that we treat everyone fairly. If they make the choice to walk away, they’re going to face the consequences.”

Police still are seeking CAPS escapees Steven Skaggs and Michael Holton, both 22, who walked away from the facility March 15 and Feb. 25, respectively.

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or

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