- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A former Clifton man who is serving a 105-year prison sentence for a string of burglaries in 2006 has lost an appeal to dismiss a subsequent 12-year sentence for escaping from the Mesa County Jail in 2008.

Shane Johnson argued that the escape charge should be dropped because he didn’t receive a notice of the charges from the Colorado Department of Corrections until four months after it was filed. The Colorado Court of Appeals disagreed.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/k7gwd9p), Johnson became the only person to successfully escape from the Mesa County Jail when he used bed sheets to shimmy down the walls.

Johnson still is an inmate in the Limon Correctional Facility. His earliest parole date is in 2051. He’ll be 83 at that time.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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