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Black River Correctional escapee sentenced

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:49:20 PM CST   Updated On: Oct 30 2013 09:04:58 AM CDT

James Newman


The Black River Falls man who walked away from a low security correctional camp last year and went on a crime spree will spend time in prison.

A federal judge sentenced 30-year-old James Newman Tuesday to 10 years in prison for unlawfully possessing a shotgun as a felon.

In July of last year, Newman and co-defendant James Mislevick walked away from the Black River Correctional Camp, kidnapped a woman, and stole a shotgun as they began a crime spree that led to Florida.

Mislevick was sentenced to 15 years in prison back in April.