A man who was given a chance to serve his prison sentence at home had been found guilty of escape by a Shasta County Jury. In 2014 Michael Vance Witherspoon committed a string of vehicle break-ins at local trailheads, during which he would steal credit cards and use them to buy gift cards at local stores. He was on probation at the time and was wearing an ankle monitor. He also manufactured hash oil. For those crimes he was given a 15-year sentence, 8 years to be served in local custody and 7 years on mandatory supervision. He was again assigned to the alternative custody program and fitted with an ankle monitor in August of 2015 and ordered to remain at home from 9PM each night until 6AM in the morning. By May of 2016 he had had enough of that and in August he was caught breaking into a car. On Friday a jury convicted him on 7 counts of escape. He’ll be sentenced next month.