(WICHITA, Kan.) — He set a fire in a Sedgwick County jail van and tried to escape. On Friday, Eli Edwards is sentenced for the 2009 crime.
A judge handed down Edwards a punishment of 20 and a half years (247 months) in prison.
There were five other inmates in the van when the incident happened. They weren't found to be involved.
Its still unknown how Edwards started the fire.