The jail booking photo for Jason Fugate, 41. “You let me bury my mother and I acted like a fool,” Fugate said before being sentenced for escaping after a jail furlough to attend his mother's funeral.
WARREN COUNTY JAIL
Fugate was indicted on April 27 on the latest failure to report an address change charge and held on $10,000 bond until his furlough on May 5.
The failure to report charge stems from a Clinton County sex offense case.
It was Fugate’s second escape. In January 2010, he was sentenced to two years in prison for escape in Warren County, according to court records.
In August, Fugate pleaded guilty to the latest charges.
On Tuesday, he apologized and asked for mercy. Fugate gets credit for 180 days in jail.
His lawyer, Jennifer Coatney, asked that Fugate be sentenced to an intensive treatment program rather than prison, noting his mental health and drug addiction problems. Oda said he would consider early release for Fugate at some point.
“You’ve got to behave yourself while you’re in the joint,” Oda said.