Woman Gets 1 Year, 1 Day for Escape 35 Years Ago

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Ocala, FL (AP) - A Melbourne woman who escaped from an Ocala
prison 35 years ago has been sentenced to one year and one day for
the escape.

A Marion County judge sentenced 56-year-old Paula Eileen Carroll
Tuesday after she pleaded no contest to the escape charge.

The Florida Parole Commission voted in September to parole her
from the five-year sentence she received in 1975 for buying,
receiving or concealing stolen property. Carroll escaped after
serving two months of her original sentence and was not recaptured
until April of this year.

Carroll lived for years in Melbourne as Sharon Brown,
volunteering for the Boy Scouts and local public schools. Carroll
is married with three sons and eight grandchildren.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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