Michael Elbert Young: Sex-Offender Escapee from Halfway House Captured
Michael Elbert Young, the sex offender who became the fifth person in 18 months to escape from a privatized halfway house on the Old Beaumont Highway, has been caught.
Michael Young caught after an Austin robbery.
KTRK reports that Young was captured in Austin today "after an alleged robbery where he is accused of choking a woman and stealing a ring and other belongings early Tuesday morning."
The $7,500 Texas Crime Stoppers reward will not be paid since a tip did not lead to his arrest.
He escaped April 5 from the Southeast Texas Transitional Center in the 10900 block of Old Beaumont Highway by jumping over a barbed-wire fence.
STTC is owned by the GEO Group, a company we examined in a feature story called "Prison Pays."
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