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Woman gets more time after trying to elude
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 09, 2014 | 2057 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Confinement time of 90 days in a state probation detention center turned into three years to serve in a state prison for a probationer who decided not to abide by the rules she agreed to in court.

Samantha Lynn Evans pled guilty May 29 in Jones County Superior Court to the crime of terroristic threats and received a sentence of five years probation with 90 days to be served in a state probation detention center.

Assistant District Attorney Wright Barksdale told the court at a July 3 hearing that Evans was allowed to stay out of jail until space was available at the probation detention center to allow her to get her affairs in order, with the agreement that she would report when notified.

The defendant was notified by her probation officer to report June 8, but she did not show up. A warrant was issued for her arrest June 17 and was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

“She was on the run for a couple of weeks, but she did ultimately call the task force to turn herself in,” Barksdale said.

Evans was taken into custody June 26.

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