Escape From House Arrest

By: Kara Tsuboi
By: Kara Tsuboi

The wanted suspect is named James Williams, the Third. He's 22 years old and is described as a black man, 5 foot, ten inches and three hundred pounds.
If you have any information about his whereabouts, you're asked to call the Sheriff's Detectives at 328-3320 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
The intent of the ankle bracelet is to keep inmates confined to home or to work. A thick rubber band is locked on to one's ankle with a monitoring--and sometimes GPS device.
A company based in Orange County, California monitors the activity of Washoe County inmates and alerts local law enforcement when there's a problem, like someone out of boundaries or an escape.
Currently, there are 85 inmates in the county under this program.
The Sheriff's Department admits that the devices are not fool-proof, but still, they call the house-arrest system effective and with a good track record.

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