Personal problems and alcohol derailed a Lock Haven man's readjustment to freedom after five years in federal prison.
Brian Andrus, 35, was sentenced to spend another 14 months in custody Thursday by U.S. District Senior Judge Malcolm Muir for violating conditions of his three-year post-prison supervisory period.
Andrus admitted the violations occurred and offered no excuses for his conduct.
"Everything just fell apart," he told the judge.
The primary violations leading to his return to custody were alcohol consumption and fleeing from police when they attempted to stop a vehicle he was driving.
According to Ann Shapiro of Lewisburg, Andrus' attorney, the father of seven did well during the first two years after his release from prison. He held a job, but was injured in a work-related accident in August 209 and required surgery.
He recovered, she said, returned to work and continued to do well until a stressful family issue surfaced, and he began drinking again, lost his job and was arrested.
"I never had anything I cared more for than my family," Andrus told Muir, "and now it's gone."
Andrus could have faced a sentence longer than 14 months, but the government and judge agreed it was enough.
Assistant U.S. Attorney George Rocktashel called the sentence "sufficient."
Andrus' original 60-month sentence was imposed for conspiracy to commit arson and mail fraud.