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Osage woman gets prison for escaping

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

An Osage woman has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony escape from custody charge.

Tammy Lynn Mills-Noel, 22, of 20772 Toad Mountain Road, Osage, was ordered to serve 17 months in prison, with credit for 33 days previously served. She was also fined $210, to be taken from her prison earnings.

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Mills-Noel was charged after she failed to report back to jail following a doctor's appointment on Dec. 10.

Mills-Noel had been incarcerated at the Becker County Jail since Nov. 28 to serve out a 45-day sentence for a probation violation.

Her sentence allowed her to be released for chemical use assessment and/or treatment, and at around 10:20 a.m. on Dec. 10, she left the jail for a 10:30 appointment at Lakeland Mental Health.

When the jailer on duty called Lakeland shortly after noon to determine whether Mills-Noel was still at her appointment, they said that she had left at noon. The jailer also learned that she had been approximately 20 minutes late for her appointment.

The felony conviction also caused her probation on two earlier cases to be revoked. She was also sentenced on those charges last week.

Mills was ordered to serve 15 months in prison on an Aug. 2, 2011 conviction for violating a domestic abuse no contact order, and another 18 months in prison for an Aug. 11, 2012 conviction on the same charge. All three sentences are to be served concurrently.

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