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Bedford Man Sentenced To Prison For Escape, Habitual Offenses
Updated July 13, 2015 11:11 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BEDFORD) - A Bedford man was sentenced to eight and a half years for failing to report to Community Corrections and for being a habitual offender.

Lawrence County Superior Court Judge Michael Robbins sentenced Jesse Craig on Friday.

Craig was found guilty by a jury of escape after he was not at an address he provided to Community Corrections.

After being found guilty to that felony charge, Craig pled guilty to being a habitual offender.

Deputy Prosecutor Michelle Jerrells told Judge Robbins that Craig has been convicted of 12 felony offenses which began when he was a juvenile.

Craig has violated probation, house arrest and electronic monitoring numerous times. Jerrells asked the judge to consider a sentence that does not include any suspended time on probation.

Judge Robbins ordered Craig to serve the maximum sentence of two and a half years for the escape charge and imposed the maximum sentence of six years for being a habitual offender. The sentences are to be served consecutive to time being served in Martin County and one he is serving in Orange County.

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