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Nov 25, 2009 12:37 AM by Danielle Lerner

Sunny Acres Owner Dan De Vaul out of jail, bailed out by juror

The owner of a controversial recovery center in San Luis Obispo County is back at home tonight, after he says a juror bailed him out of jail.

Sunny Acres Owner Dan De Vaul was handcuffed and booked into jail during a sentencing hearing yesterday.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, after he refused probation.

Since then, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department confirms an appeal has been filed in the case, and a bail amount was set on that appeal.

De Vaul says his bail was about $420.

Now that he is out, he tells KSBY News he hopes to take his message national.

"I hope that this becomes a symbol across the United States of how the homeless need help," said De Vaul. "They don't have to be feared, they don't have to be run into creeks and sleeping in streets."

Back in September, De Vaul was convicted on two out of nine charges stemming from his San Luis Obispo County facility.

We'll have more on this story on KSBY News at 11.

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