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Parole Absconder Captured – GARLAND COUNTY


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You get on parole.  You finally made it – you get out of prison early!

But you have conditions…..rules.  Not everybody has the exact same rules, but ALL of the rules are aimed at keeping you legal and out of trouble on the outside, while you are on parole.  Nobody “wants” to send you back to prison if you are being a productive, clean living, tax paying, law abiding member of society.  But rules were made to be broken, right?

Wrong.  We see it all the time and everyday.  Felons on parole, being arrested for “Parole Violation” and this case is no different.  I don’t know the whole story, but I do know this: Parolee Michael Rimmer failed to report to his Parole Officer for a period of 3 months.  Stopping by and saying “hi” to your Parole Officer once per week is pretty standard.  3 months without stopping by the office is way out of bounds for somebody that is SUPPOSED to be locked up in prison.

Arkansas Community Correction Special Response Team Agent Brandon Emerson has just reported the successful capture of Parolee Michael Rimmer.  I just punched out a wanted poster for his brother RYAN Rimmer today as well.  Please do not confuse the 2.  RYAN is still wanted – also for violating conditions of parole.

Agent Emerson says that Michael Rimmer was captured yesterday in Garland County as he was on the clock at his place of employment.  Mr. Rimmer was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Garland County Detention Center where he awaits transport back to prison for 6 months as a result of violating his parole.