He had unanticipated liberty for six years

A man sentenced for aggravated robbery managed to avoid going to prison for six years. His furlough ended on Avenida 2 Monday when police recognized him at a vehicle checkpoint, they said.

The man was identified as a 25-year-old with the last name of  Vásquez. He had been living in Cartago, officers said.

Officers said they ran his identification through their system and found that an order of detention had been issued by the local criminal courts. He was remanded to prison.

Vásquez appears to be one of those people who are convicted of a crime but are allowed liberty until the sentence is reviewed by a higher court. It was Aug.4, 2008, when the appeals court validated his prison sentence, police said.

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