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Turner sentenced for her part in helping jail inmate escape
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The girlfriend of a jail escapee will join her boyfriend behind bars for helping him in his run from the law, help that continued until she was arrested by his side by bounty hunters in Alabama three months after his escape.
The girlfriend, Sherry Turner, 40, was sentenced to serve 180 days of a four-year sentence and must perform 25 hours public service work for facilitating felony escape in the case of George “Hondo” Pease, 32.
She joins Josie Cooper, 40, mother of fellow escapee Marty Cooper and Joshua Phillips, who reportedly gave the escapees the clothes to change from their jail uniforms, behind bars. All three were given identical six-month sentences. The last person who assisted the escapees, Latricia Brady, is scheduled to appear before the court this Wednesday.
For her part in assisting the fugitives, Turner is accused of specifically helping to get Pease out of town.
Pease remained on the run for three months. He was located in Alabama by bounty hunters who were searching for him because he had been on bond on other charges at the time of his escape leaving the bonding agency holding the bag for $102,000.
Bounty hunters found Pease and Turner hiding at a residence in Alabama. She was taken into custody at the same time as her bond had been revoked.
Pease will face his hearing before the court at a later date as he faces several criminal counts in addition to his escape. His fellow escapee received a year on top of his other sentences for his part in the escape.