Escaped convict could land additional sentence of up to five years

07-01-2015

Czech police have charged 45-year-old convict Jan Novák, already serving a seven-and-a-half-year-long sentence for his role in a violent robbery, in connection with a recent escape while awaiting a procedure at a Prague hospital. Novák was due to face tests for a serious illness at the facility in Krč, but escaped by jumping from a second-story window. He was recaptured after three weeks on the run after he was spotted on a bus. If found guilty, the convict could face a sentence of five years; he also faces an additional 8.5 years for a robbery he committed when he was released on probation earlier.