Man charged with escaping home incarceration

Ralph B. Davis rdavis@civitasmedia.com

April 18, 2014

TEABERRY — Authorities say a Floyd County man was not trying to get home when he allegedly escaped last week. Rather, he was trying to get away from it.

Randall Akers was under home incarceration at his home on Old House Hollow, when he allegedly cut and removed his monitoring device and left, shortly after midnight, last Wednesday.

Akers was arrested a short time later. He now stands accused of second-degree escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and third-degree criminal mischief.

Last Friday, District Judge Jimmy Marcum signed an order holding the new charges against Akers in abeyance, pending the outcome of his participation in a substance abuse program.

Akers is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 24, at which time the outcome of the substance abuse program will be reviewed. If he successfully completes the program, the new charges against Akers will be amended to misdemeanors.