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More Prison Time For Detroit Man Who Fooled Jail

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A Detroit man who spent a year on the run after switching identities at the Wayne County jail will pay for it with more prison time.

Eric Woodley was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison Monday, plus 14 years for a drug charge related to a marijuana operation.

After failing to report to prison in 2006, Woodley was arrested the next year at a Detroit dog fight. But before U.S. Marshals could pick him up, he assumed the name of another jail inmate and walked out when bail was posted.

Woodley remained free until April 2008, when he was captured in Phoenix.

Woodley’s lawyer asked a judge to take it easy on him, saying he’s a family man. But prosecutors noted that Woodley’s kids weren’t with him in Arizona.

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