DARRINGTON — A former Darrington man who absconded after serving time in prison for attempted murder has been found.
Charles Coggins, 60, turned himself in Monday.
In 1998, Coggins pleaded guilty to attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend in her home near Darrington. He spent nearly 18 years in prison and was released in April 2016, said Jeremy Barclay, a spokesman with the state Department of Corrections.
Coggins was required to remain on community supervision for two years, meaning he needed to check in with the Department of Corrections periodically.
He skipped a regular meeting and was missing for more than a year. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
On Monday, Coggins was booked into the Monroe Correctional Complex.
“He will need to spend some time in jail as a penalty for not following the rules,” Barclay said.
That could be up to 30 days behind bars, he said.
After that, Coggins could be released.
He requested to finish his community custody in the Darrington area. The Department of Corrections will take concerns from potential victims into consideration before making that decision, Barclay said.