Yakima fugitive was freed to see dying mother

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Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima police are irked that a man who pleaded guilty to car theft charges was released the same day on a furlough to see his dying mother.

Jacob John Lucey has been a fugitive since Nov. 1 when he failed to return from a 24-hour furlough. Hee's suspected in a carjacking incident last weekend.

Capt. Rod Light told the Yakima Herald-Republic (http://is.gd/QKHKLe) the dying mother story was a ruse. He says the mother, Linda Cook, is not bedridden.

Cook told the paper she has terminal cancer.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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