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Austin Man Accused of Cutting Off GPS Bracelet For Second Time

Austin Man Accused of Cutting Off GPS Bracelet For Second Time

October 05, 2017 11:25 PM

(ABC 6 News) – An Austin man is accused of cutting off a GPS monitoring bracelet for the second time in a year.

Mal Pauliet Tharjiath, 25, is charged with felony escaping from custody after he allegedly borrowed scissors to cut off his bracelet while at the Austin Public Library September 5.

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Court documents say police found the tracking device in the children’s section of the library. Police checked Tharjiath’s home, as well as that of a family member, before finding him at another family member’s house.

In February, court documents say Tharjiath, who had been released from a state correctional facility in January, had cut off his bracelet was last known to be in the 900 block of 7th Place NE. About 45 minutes later, a liquor store employee told police Tharjiath had thrown a brick through the window. Police later found him and took him to the Mower County Jail after a brief chase.

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