Originally Posted by Walt34
No one was much interested in nailing the guy to the wall for something he'd done over 12 years ago and been clean since then.
Actually, he hadn't been clean for over 12 years. He had skipped a court date and fled the state to avoid prosecution and continued in that status until recently arrested. But, I understand the prosecutor's position. Why tie up the system over some bad decisions (shop lifting followed by fleeing prosecution) that are relatively mild by comparison to the typical criminal.
Anyway, thanks for the info Walt. I thought blowing off a court date and fleeing was a bigger deal than it apparently is so this has been educational.