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Man who escaped from GPS program back in custody

An Apache man who escaped from the Department of Corrections GPS program is in custody and was ordered to be returned to Caddo County.

District Judge David A. Stephens issued the writ of habeas corpus Wednesday in Caddo County District Court that orders the return of Jason A. Maguire, 31, for the felony charge of escape from GPS program, court records indicate. A warrant for his arrest was issued April 17.

McGuire's initial appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 31, records indicate. Due to his prior convictions, McGuire faces between six years to life in prison if convicted.

The felony charge of escape comes after Maguire was sentenced Jan. 5, 2017, in Comanche County District Court for felony convictions for unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with suspended license, failure to maintain insurance and operating a vehicle with improper tag. He was sentenced to serve 15 years in DOC custody; and on March 15, 2017, he was sentenced in Caddo County for a felony charge of possession of stolen vehicle for which he received another five years in DOC custody and 10 years for obtaining cash or merchandise by false pretenses.

Freed from behind bars, McGuire was transferred Feb. 23 to the DOC's probation and parole program's Lawton office for its GPS program.

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