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SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man involved in the theft of a pickup truck and who later tried to break out of jail was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison.

Faron Starr, 33, pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to second-degree theft, third-degree burglary, second-offense possession of a controlled substance and escape from custody.

Starr and Jeremy Adams were involved in the Jan. 18 theft of the pickup, which was parked at the Whistle Stop Casino in North Sioux City. The two then drove to the truck owner's Sioux City home and used the garage door opener inside the pickup to open the garage and take a Honda Accord. Police later pulled Adams and Starr over in the Honda and found them in possession of methamphetamine.

On July 13, Starr attempted to escape from the jail by breaking through a wall in his cell.

In addition to the prison term, District Judge Jeffrey Poulson ordered Starr to pay $760 restitution to the victims and $300 to the Woodbury County Jail.

Adams, 34, of Sioux City, was sentenced in April to five years in prison on theft, burglary and drug possession charges.


Court reporter

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