Dylan Carter

Dylan Carter, the man who led police on a manhunt last week after removing an electronic monitoring device, was transferred Monday to the Missouri prison system to begin serving sentences for assault and drug charges, authorities said.

And while he’s in the department of corrections  — for at least the next 8 1/2 years — Franklin County authorities will proceed with new felony charges against him.

Before being taken Monday to the Fulton Diagnostic Center, Carter, 33, was arraigned on new charges of tampering with an electronic monitoring device, first-degree property damage and failure to appear.

Those charges were issued after Carter allegedly cut off the electronic monitoring bracelet he was ordered to wear as a condition of bond in earlier cases and failed to make a scheduled court appearance last Wednesday in Crawford County.

Franklin County deputies began searching for the former Robertsville man after they were notified that the bracelet had been removed.

He was captured Thursday evening at a home in Hazelwood.

Carter has a history of drug charges and of running from police, and once called himself the “most wanted man” in Franklin County.

He recently pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and drug charges in Franklin County and was sentenced to concurrent 10-year prison sentences but a judge continued his release on bond until he could be sentenced in two separate Crawford County cases.

He pleaded guilty to drug-related charges in a 2012 Franklin County case and was sentenced to concurrent 10-year prison sentences. Later, he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first-degree assault and was sentenced to another 10-year sentence in an October 2013 case in which he severely beat another man with a flashlight, striking him in the head and face.

On the Class B felony assault charge, Carter must serve 85 percent of that sentence, or roughly 8 1/2 years.