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King given six months for escape attempt
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A would-be escapee who barely got his foot out the door before being caught by courtroom security will serve six months in jail.The defendant, Charlie James King, 44, was sentenced to six months in jail by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley, the same judge whose court King tried to flee. King must also pay a $250 fine.According to witnesses to the foiled escape attempt, King was in court for a hearing on a probation violation charge which was brought about by his former conviction for driving on a revoked license. King came to court on his own the day of his hearing, meaning he was not in custody when he walked in the door and was dressed in street clothes – not a jailhouse uniform.After sitting through the day in court, hearing several other cases including his own go before Judge Stanley, King was told his probation would be violated and he would have to serve the balance of a prior sentence, believed to be over 100 days.