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Inmate who escaped from San Diego re-entry facility found in New Mexico

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Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 21:07:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man who walked away from a San Diego rehabilitation program last week has been found in another state.

Authorities said 24-year-old Quincy Crawford, who went missing from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) last Thursday, was located Monday in Albuquerque, N.M., by the U.S. Marshals Service. Crawford was taken into custody without incident.

He will be transported back to prison in California, according to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

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CDCR said state officials were alerted that Crawford's GPS tracking unit had been tampered with, leading them to learn he was missing. His GPS tracker was found in the parking lot near a fast food restaurant in North Park.

Crawford, who was attending college courses on an approved pass by CDCR, was serving a six-year prison sentence for burglary and pimping.

He was transferred to the re-entry facility in May and is scheduled to be released on probation in April 2018.

The MCRP allows inmates - approved by the state - with one year or less of their sentence left to serve it out in custody, makes health and substance abuse resources available for rehabilitation, and helps with employment counseling, according to the CDCR.