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HAZARD – A Letcher County man who remained on the loose for several months following his escape in 2011 was finally sentenced in his original case in Perry Circuit Court on Thursday.

Stevie Wynn, 33, of Thornton, was indicted in Perry County in February 2010 on allegations that he shoplifted several items from the Hazard Magic Mart while also illegally possessing morphine during an incident on December 10, 2009. He was also alleged to have dumped the pills in the back seat of a police cruiser in an attempt to hide them from the officer.

Wynn, who is currently lodged in the Letcher County Jail, was also facing charges in Letcher County when he was being transported to Whitesburg in August 2011 after appearing for a court date in Hazard. While traveling through Knott County en route back to Whitesburg, he was alleged to have assaulted the driver of a court security van and stolen the vehicle before abandoning it on a back road near Whitesburg. Wynn remained on the loose until February when local authorities arrested him at a residence in Letcher County.

Wynn’s new charges delayed his sentencing in Perry County, which was finally announced this week. In exchange for pleading guilty to charges of theft, tampering with physical evidence and public intoxication, Wynn received a total sentence of three years to serve. Additional charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and giving an officer a false name were dismissed.

Wynn’s sentence will run concurrently with a recent sentence in Letcher County, but consecutively with any future sentence in his escape case in Knott County.

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