Detainee caught after fleeing from custody while at GBHWC

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Photo courtesy GBHWC

A DOC detainee briefly escaped from custody Friday while at the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness center by asking a caretaker if he could go outside to smoke.

The caretaker told authorities he escorted Dravin John Joseph Quinata outside and that’s when Quinata ran. Police say that the detainee jumped over the fence line at GBHWC and ran towards Oka Payless area.

The caretaker and a security guard chased and held Quinata until police arrived.

Quinata was at GBHWC as part of a court ordered assessment.

He was charged with Escape from Custody as a misdemeanor and re-confined.

This was his second escape from DOC custody.

The Department of Corrections has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.