- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

COLUMBIA, Wash. (AP) - An inmate at a Washington state jail who authorities say escaped by posing as another inmate has been sentenced to an additional five years in prison.

The Columbian reports (https://bit.ly/29Q6Bdt ) that Michael Diontae Johnson was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges in two separate cases as part of a plea deal.

Johnson had already been serving a 24-year prison sentence for kidnapping and assault convictions in Arizona when he was brought to Clark County to stand trial for a March 2014 domestic violence case.

Authorities say he escaped from the Clark County Jail on May 12 after switching identities with a fellow inmate who was scheduled for release.

Johnson told the judge at the sentencing hearing Wednesday that he had nothing to say.

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Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com


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