Jamestown Man Charged With Escape

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Jensen Vasquez, 35, of Jamestown, NY, with escape from custody. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Cullinane, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, defendant, in 2018, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 5 years as a result of his conviction on a federal narcotics charge.  On April 28, 2021, the defendant escaped from the Community Resources for Justice, Lighthouse Buffalo Residential Reentry Center.

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The U.S. Marshals Service took Vasquez back into custody on May 21, 2021.


Vasquez was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy and is being held pending a detention hearing on July 15, 2021.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the United States Marshals Service, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Charles Salina.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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