When an offender is released to halfway house, they are still "property" of the state until that period of re-entry is complete. Halfway house is a privilege and probably came with some good time credits which allowed them released several months before the sentence ended. This violation might cause your friend to have to complete the entire sentence "inside". It is unlikely that the offender will get extra time as the "escape" would have to be more egregious. Running where he could be found is hardly escaping. Expect him to finish out his entire sentence somewhere a bit uncomfortable.
Accepted Answer Date Created: February 09,2016