Should Garvin County shooter have been out of prison?

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OKLAHOMA - New questions are being raised over the alleged gunman in the Garvin County double shooting on Monday.

Two 19-year-old men were shot in the head, and an 18-year-old woman narrowly missed the gunfire on a dirt road just north of Wynnewood.

Two other men, Roger Arles, 18, and Trevor Noland, 21, were arrested for the crime.

The Garvin County sheriff said both were involved but Noland was the shooter.

And, he told NewsChannel 4 in an e-mail that he would be asking the Department of Corrections to explain why Noland is not incarcerated in prison on a 3-year sentence handed down on 7-3-14.

Noland was actually discharged from prison on 1-5-16, serving only about half of his sentence.

“He was not released early," said Alex Gerszewski with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. "In fact, he earned credits that he was eligible for that were in statute since the late 80’s."

DOC officials said inmates earn credits that can get them early release.

In this case, Noland had 70 plus credits for time spent in the county jail before he even went to prison.

And, they said, while Oklahoma has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the country - 22 percent, things like this do sometimes happen.

“There isn’t any way to tell whether or not these guys will go out and recommit a crime," Gerszewski said. "And, we release thousands of offenders each year under the same circumstance."

Both victims remain hospitalized.

Jackson McMahan is listed in fair condition and Justin Kozarevich is in serious condition.

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