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Elroy man sentenced in jail escape
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James Misleveck - photo by

An Elroy man who escaped from the Black River Correctional Camp in Jackson County in 2012, then kidnapped a woman before being caught near a Florida hotel days later, was sentenced to 25 years in state prison Feb. 4.

Online court records show that 21-year-old James Misleveck will also be on extended state supervision for 15 years after he has been released.

He was found guilty of kidnapping, theft, and escaping from the prison due to his no contest plea.

Other charges of taking and operating a motor vehicle without consent, second degree reckless endangering safety, operating without consent-possess weapon, and armed robbery were dismissed but read-in during sentencing.

This sentence will be consecutive to the federal sentence he is now serving for unlawful gun possession.

The other man in the incident, 31-year-old James Newman, who was found guilty of a federal offense of unlawful gun possession in 2013, does not have a state court date scheduled, according to online court records.