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Miller gets jail time for second-degree escape

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Fort Thompson man received a two-year suspended execution of sentence Tuesday on an escape charge.

Curtis Miller, 28, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. He failed to turn himself in after he didn't follow conditions of a court-ordered furlough in October.

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He will spend two years on probation for second-degree escape, and Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered he spend 180 days in county jail, with 123 suspended for time already served. Miller will serve 30 days beginning Dec. 1, 2013, and 27 days beginning Dec. 1, 2014.

Miller's attorney, Doug Papendick, said as part of a plea agreement the state agreed all fines, costs and restitution in various files for Miller could be combined to get them paid off.

Bjorkman agreed and ordered Miller to pay $104 in court costs and $461.80 in restitution for Tuesday's case. For the other files combined, Miller must pay $1,446.25 in restitution, $470.80 in fines and costs and pay back the cost of his appointed attorney fees.

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