Man Pleads Guilty to Escape Charge

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Robert Reid, 26, pleaded guilty yesterday to an escape charge.

According to court documents, on August 8, 2021, Reid left Dismas Charities, Inc., a Bureau of Prisons residential reentry facility, without permission and did not return. He had been confined at Dismas because of a previous federal conviction for theft of firearms from a licensed federal firearms dealer.

Felts faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced on February 14, 2022.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the United States Marshals Service.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Jeffrey is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00202.

   

    

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