Inmate accused of escaping in STOP van found guilty, sentenced

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Darryl E. Adams, 27, was found guilty of escape after a jury trial, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office.

He was sentenced to 30 months in prison for escape and another 18 months for violating his probation in an earlier case. 

Adams’ sentences will run consecutively for a total of 48 months in prison.

In April 2018, Adams was sentenced to probation after he was convicted of trafficking heroin, according to the prosecutor’s office.

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After reportedly not complying with his probation multiple times, he was ordered to attend STOP, a drug and alcohol intervention program available to offenders in lieu of jail.

While on work detail on Jan. 23, Adams got into a work van and fled, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Dayton police arrested him the next day.

“This defendant was given every break and opportunity for rehabilitation,” said Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. “As a final break, he was ordered to attend the STOP Program.

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“Instead of taking advantage of the second chance he was being given, he thumbed his nose at the opportunity and escaped. Those defendants who squander their chance for reform will be prosecuted and held responsible for their actions.”

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