Montrose man charged with escape

BY STACI WILSON

An inmate on work release failed to return to the county jail by his assigned time Nov. 17 and was taken into custody by police a day later.

Ryan Groover, 30, of Montrose, failed to report back to the jail by9 p.m.from his work release assignment. State police in Gibson were contacted when he did not show by10 p.m.

Groover, who is currently serving a sentence for escape in 2010, was arraigned Friday by District Judge Jeffrey Hollister in Montrose.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 21.