Liberty County escapee takes plea deal on charges

Hunt, Chance Marshall

Chance Marshall Hunt, 28, one of two men who escaped from the Liberty County Jail on Tuesday pleaded guilty Thursday on his original case of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He still faces a charge of Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in Chambers County. He received a three-year sentence in a state penitentiary for the vehicle theft case.

In the plea deal, the Escape charge stacks 15 years to his sentence and will not start until he either makes parole on first case or serves the full three-year sentence. Even if he is paroled, he will not be released from prison until both sentences are served, according to Liberty County District Attorney Logan Pickett.

Pickett said Hunt will likely serve a lot of the 15-year sentence because of the type of charge.

The cases of Clay Sterling Harvey, 44, the second man who escaped from the jail, will likely end up in a jury trial, he added.

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