Man who ditched tether ID'd as parole absconder

Man who ditched tether ID'd as parole absconder with criminal past

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Anthony Mitchell, 21 Anthony Mitchell, 21

By Amy Lange
FOX 2 News


LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) -- Authorities are on the lookout for a 21-year-old parole absconder who they say cut off his tether at ditched it at a Livonia gas station.

The Michigan Department of Corrections says Anthony Mitchell was arrested in Ingham County in 2012 for carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing justice. He was under supervision in Shiawassee County until he stopped reporting to his probation officer. He was listed as an absconder on Jan. 24.

Mitchell's tether was found in the snow last week by a Livonia man, who turned it over to FOX 2 after he struggled to get in contact with state authorities.

Police say their is a warrant for Mitchell's arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Crime Stopped at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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