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Convicted drug dealer pleads not guilty to escape

Allegedly did not return after furlough from jail


Archie Deangelo Larkins, 43, also known as Archie David Larkins, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony escape from custody.

Archie Deangelo Larkins, 43

Larkins was recently sentenced to probation for two counts of felony third-degree drug sales. As part of his probation conditions, Larkins was being held in custody at the Mower County Jail until a treatment bed became available.

According to the court complaint, Larkins was granted furlough on Dec. 19 to be temporarily released from jail from noon on Dec. 24 to 7 a.m. on Dec. 26, at which time he was to report back to jail. He was informed that failure to do so would result in a charge of escape from custody.

Larkins did not report back to jail at the stated time; he was later arrested and brought to the Mower County Jail in the early hours of Dec. 31.

A review of Larkins’ criminal history shows prior convictions for drug sales, drug possession and theft.

A pre-trial has been scheduled for Feb. 21.