Published: Aug 21, 2012 12:13 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 21, 2012 5:44 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Daniel Proctor was sentenced to life in prison on theft charges in a Huntsville, Alabama courtroom Tuesday morning.

Proctor's ex-wife, Amy Patterson, has been missing for over a year. Proctor was suspected in her disappearance, but was never charged.

The theft charges in Madison County, Alabama stem from Proctor’s alleged flight after investigators began questioning him about Patterson’s disappearance, according to our CBS affiliate WHNT. He is charged with stealing a truck and a pistol from a friend in Madison County.

Proctor pleaded not guilty to the two charges he faces (theft of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle, a 1992 Ford Explorer). He also made a motion to dismiss the case, which Judge Pate denied. 

Patterson lived with Proctor on Pine Island. She was a teacher in Cape Coral. Officials believe she is dead, but have never recovered her body.

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