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Devils Lake jail escapee sentenced
By bismarcktribune.com
Published: 09/12/2017

DEVILS LAKE -- A man whose escape from a Devils Lake jail sparked an investigation into the facility’s operations will spend another eight months in jail.

Seth Allen Suko, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday in Ramsey County District Court to one count of Class C felony escape. The offense carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison, but Judge Donovan Foughty sentenced Suko to 366 days with 62 days’ credit for time served.

Suko escaped the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in early July by crawling under a fence in the outdoor recreation area that was in need of repair. Correctional officers didn’t notice Suko was gone until 30 hours after his escape, but he was recaptured in Devils Lake without incident two days after fleeing.

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