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Escape's result: 6 more years in jail

Friday, January 4, 2013

A man who escaped twice from Bedford County authorities last year had six years added consecutively to sentences he is already serving.

Andrew Phillip Marshall, 19, received the sentence Thursday from Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell.

Marshall had walked away from a workhouse trash crew last July and was recaptured two days later, when he was only 30 days away from completing his sentence.

Then, on the night of Aug. 11, Marshall escaped from the county jail by using a razor issued by authorities as a makeshift screwdriver to unscrew a light fixture and crawl out of the building through the ceiling.

Original charges

Marshall was charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of theft and conspiracy in December 2011 for an attempted break-in at West Lane Market and was indicted in March 2012.

His second escape is also at the center of a recent gender discrimination suit filed against the county.

Virginia Hall, a former correctional officer, claims that she was fired for Marshall's escape, even though she was in charge of the female inmates, while a relative of Sheriff Randall Boyce, who was overseeing the men that evening, kept his job.