A Utah prison escapee drew yet another extended sentence, this time in Arizona.
Keith Lamar Shepherd, a convicted sex offender who escaped from the Gunnison Correctional Facility in late 1996, pleaded guilty earlier this month to eight felony counts involving a 1996 robbery of a Flagstaff ice cream store.Sentenced to 77 years in prison on Tuesday, Shepherd drew the maximum 10 years each on four counts of felony kidnapping and three of armed robbery. He also received an additional seven years for a felony theft charge and six months for a misdemeanor theft charge.
Shepherd was shot in the face while being arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., in March 1997 as he pulled on a ski mask and brandished a pistol inside a bank. He pleaded guilty in January to a pair of Albuquerque bank robberies and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
He also robbed a bank in Provo and one in Colorado Springs.
He was extradited to Arizona early this year.
Shepherd already had been sentenced to seven life terms in prison.
His criminal history dating from when he was a juvenile in Provo, covers 17 previous felony convictions in Utah, Nevada and Colorado, including robbery, assault and sexual assault.