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Man gets prison after failing to return to jail

Dennis Richard Meade, 23, of 1007 19th St. S. No. 4, Moorhead has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony escape from custody.

According to court records: On March 26, 2007, he was serving time at the Becker County Jail as a short-term offender for attempted second-degree assault.

He was released that day to volunteer at the Lakes Learning Center, but never returned to jail at the end of the day.

On Dec. 19 District Judge Peter Irvine sentenced him to 17 months in prison, with credit for 82 days served in jail.

He was ordered to pay a $50 fine, to be taken from his prison earnings.