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Parolee is back in jail

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webmaster | 07/25/12

A Madera County agricultural crimes detective nabbed a parolee while making his usual rounds early Tuesday morning.

Det. Adam McEwen came across 41-year-old Donald Austin at a farm on Avenue 19 near Road 24.

Austin, also known as Donny, told McEwen he was just collecting things, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart “things like scrap and miscellaneous property, none of which belonged to him.”

McEwin also found Austin (who, according to Stuart, has a lengthy criminal past) in possession of a loaded rifle...


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