Chesapeake Inmate Sentenced For Escape

12:23 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - An inmate who escaped from the Chesapeake Correctional Center will spend an additional seven years behind bars.

Media outlets report that 40-year-old Clancy Dan Starling of Portsmouth was sentenced Thursday in Chesapeake Circuit Court. Starling received a five-year sentence on an escape charge and a two-year term for a probation violation.

Starling was serving a 17-year sentence for a probation violation when he escaped on June 11, 2012. He was arrested nine days later at bus station in Richmond.

Starling pleaded guilty to the escape charge in August 2012.

His escape prompted the firing of two deputies. Three other deputies were disciplined.

Three other inmates convicted of helping Starling escape will be sentenced Jan. 28.

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