A North Texas man who would have been on probation for his drug conviction has been sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.
Officials said 47-year-old James Carroll Franklin of Azle fled before hearing the verdict Wednesday in Decatur and was captured after a chase.
Franklin went to the restroom. Minutes later the jury returned with its verdict: a $1,000 fine and six years in prison -- which they recommended be probated.
The judge has sentenced Franklin to 180 days in jail as a condition of his 10-year probation. He also faces a felony charge of evading arrest.