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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Judge Cline sentences Bedford man sentenced to 5 1/2 Years for Escape from Detention

BEDFORD – FEBRUARY 18, 2023 -Lawrence Superior Court II Judge Bob Cline sentenced a Bedford man to five and a half years in the Indiana Department of Correction Thursday.

Photo - Lawrence County Superior Court II Judge Bob Cline

Justin Robert Steven Garrison, 34, pleaded guilty to Escape, a Level 6 felony, with a habitual

offender enhancement, as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana.

The plea agreement, negotiated by Prosecutor Sam Arp, III, offered Garrison two and a half years in prison for Escape, with three years added for being a habitual offender.

On April 21, 2022 Garrison escaped from home detention, and again done this again on February 15, 2023. Garrison has a lengthy criminal history in Lawrence County.

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