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.


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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Logan Reigstad

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