Inmate sentenced for fifth escape from furlough program

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT. >> An inmate from Randolph was sentenced to serve two to five years in prison after admitting that he walked away from his furlough for the fifth time.

The Rutland Herald reports 45-year-old Shawn Lumbra was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to a felony charge of escape from furlough.

Lumbra skipped town after he was released on furlough on April 27, 2015. Probation officers noticed Lumbra fled after stopping by for a routine check-in at his new apartment the following day.

Testifying in his own defense, Lumbra said he returned from checking on his ailing father to find a note from officers on his door, which scared him into escaping.

Lumbra has seven felony convictions in Vermont and another in New York in addition to several misdemeanor offenses.


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