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Man gets 23 months in prison for escape

Nicholas Edward Durant, 27, of White Earth has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to nearly two years in prison for felony escape from custody.

According to court records, on June 4 Detroit Lakes police were called to the Minnesota Department of Corrections' halfway house in Detroit Lakes on the report of Durant cutting off his GPS ankle bracelet and absconding. Police found it cut and sitting outside the back door of the residence.

On July 16 Durant was located and returned to the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Durant appeared Feb. 13 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who sentenced him to 23 months in prison at St. Cloud and ordered him to pay a $50 fine and $215 in court fees from his prison pay.