James Putnam Sentenced For Three Charges Including Burglary
A Casper man accused of breaking into a house in order to hide from police won’t spend anymore time behind bars.
Thirty-seven year old James Putnam was given a three-and-one-half to five year suspended prison sentence, with three years of probation, after pleading no contest to charges of burglary, reckless driving and interference.
Prosecutors say in February, officers saw Putnam driving, and knew from previous encounters that he had a suspended license.
Putnam fled and eventually eluded police, but witnesses later told officers where he was.
He was tracked down to a home he had broken into.
Other people told police that their shoes were missing, and investigators determined that Putnam had taken them in order to disguise his tracks in the snow.
Putnam has already been given credit for what jail time he served between the time of his arrest and the time the sentence was imposed.