CLOVIS — A man who escaped from jail with a detention officer’s help has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said 26-year-old Ricky Sena of Clovis was sentenced Wednesday on convictions for felony escape from jail and other crimes in his 2018 escape with two other inmates from the Curry County Detention Center.
Detention Officer Sarina Dodson is serving a nine-year sentence after pleading guilty to assisting the escape.
Sena’s sentence will run consecutively to an 11-year term for other convictions.
Authorities said the inmates with Dodson’s help were able to walk out an unlocked jail door.
The escapees were taken into custody after being found four days later hiding in a Clovis residence, and the other two inmates also are now serving prison terms.