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A man who had been on the run since he was convicted in May was apprehended in Orlando, FL, and brought back to South Carolina.
Alphonso Alexander, 34, was sentenced to 29 years on Wednesday after he was convicted by a jury back on May 27 for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, according to Solicitor David Stumbo. The solicitor said it was his third offense.
Alexander was initially arrested by the Abbeville Police Department on Aug. 12 after officers responded to a gambling and narcotics complaint at a house.
He was found at the house with 6.8 grams of a white powdery substance, 16 clear baggies, scales and over $800 in cash.
"Alphonso Alexander is a prime example of the criminal defendant whose refusal to take responsibility for his crimes, and choice to evade the justice system, results in being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," stated Stumbo after the sentence was handed down. "Those that take responsibility for their actions early will be given the appropriate amount of benefit and mercy that the justice system can give."
Stumbo said Alexander must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible to be released.
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