Man found innocent ends up in jail because he skipped his trial

Allen Cochran was so close to walking free. The 49-year-old was found not guilty of trying to steal $33 in sharp cheddar from a Virginia grocery store but still ended up behind bars. Why? He didn't show up to hear the good news. That, mixed with the fact that he had skipped another hearing, left a bad taste in the jurors' mouths. So, they gave him five years in jail. But wait, there's more! Since police can't find him, he's now a fugitive. An innocent fugitive. 

Source: The Virginian-Pilot


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