COLUMBUS — A Columbus woman who was captured earlier this year after two years on the lam has been sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison.
According to the Associated Press, Diana Bohlander was sentenced Tuesday to 59 months in prison for her role in the death of 64-year-old James McFarland, of Tulsa, whose body was found in April 2017 in southeast Kansas.
Investigators with CKSO sought charges of First Degree Murder against Bohlander and her son, Ty Bohlander, not long after McFarland’s body was discovered alongside a rural county road on April 30, 2017.
Ty Bohlander was captured in Santa Monica, California in March of last year,
“In the days following the discovery of Mr. McFarland’s body, our investigators developed information leading us to believe the Bohlander’s fled to Southern California, but then the trail went cold,” Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said in an April release. “When Ty was captured … more information became available leading us to believe Diana was also still in that area operating under the alias name of Heather Mimms. Our office worked closely with California and national media outlets and our investigators worked diligently with the Santa Monica Police Department and some of Diana’s family and associates in an effort to either locate and apprehend her, or encourage her to turn herself in to authorities.”