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Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Murder, Given 10 Days to Report...You Can Probably Guess How That Turned Out

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"There’s no law against a judge making a bad decision."

Anthony Antwan Millbrooks was sentenced to 22 years in prison but did not return to begin serving. (Image source: KAIT-TV)

Arkansas authorities are searching for a man who pleaded guilty to murder and was given to 22 years in prison, but didn't return to begin his sentence.

Anthony Antwan Millbrooks was sentenced to 22 years in prison but did not return to begin serving. (Image source: KAIT-TV)

Anthony Antwan Millbrooks accepted a plea deal Aug. 12 for first-degree murder and was sentenced to 22 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the 2010 incident, KAIT-TV reported. A judge ordered Millbrooks to return Aug. 22 to begin serving, but he didn't appear.

"It's just something I've never heard of. It's brand new to me and I've been a sheriff for 26 years. I mean, this guy's a killer. Things like that shouldn't happen. It's one of those unbelievable moments. We did not agree at all. He had a long criminal history and to allow him out is beyond me," St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May told KAIT.

Millbrooks is now a wanted fugitive and is considered armed and dangerous, KARK-TV reported.

May told KAIT that Millbrooks was last seen in Jonesboro last Thursday bragging about killing two people.

"He has three tear drops and that means, gang-related, he's killed three times," May said. "He's very dangerous."

May said Judge L.T. Simes did not inform him before making his decision to let Millbrooks go.

"I don't know what his logic was, what his reasoning was. Certainly he should have had his criminal history in front of him and certainly he should have known that he'd been in jail for two years waiting court," May said. "There's no law against a judge making a bad decision...I just hope in the future he learns from this and that he should contact this office before making any decisions like that."

May has a message for Millbrooks, who is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 180 pounds: "You can run but you can't hide."

"When we do find him, we're hoping that he doesn't resist. But if he does, we'll be ready for him. We're gonna get him eventually. He will be got. I just hope in the meantime that he doesn't hurt anyone else," May said.

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