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3 More Years For Escaped Inmate

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) – A Washington state judge has sentenced an inmate to three years imprisonment after breaking out of the Yakima County jail with 13 other inmates last month.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that 27-year-old Scott Fidencio Lopez pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree escape and an unrelated charge of second-degree unlawful firearms possession.

Authorities say Lopez and 13 other inmates escaped March 23 after a riot and all were captured within days.

Authorities say the firearms case stems from his arrest in February following a high-speed chase.

Prosecutors have dropped drug possession and reckless driving charges in exchange for his guilty pleas.


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