Month on run, years in prison



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A Johnson County man convicted of attempted murder was sent back to prison for eight years after he failed to return to a county detention center and was on the run for a month.

Michael Yarnell, 38, was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison, with three years for a charge of escape or failure to return to detention, and another five years after having his probation revoked from his previous attempted murder conviction.

Under state law, Yarnell gets credit for more than five months he spent in jail and also could have his prison sentenced reduced with credit for good behavior or completing education programs.

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