HARTFORD MAN INDICTED FOR
ESCAPING FROM HALFWAY HOUSE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford returned an indictment yesterday charging DAVID GRIFFIN, 26, formerly of Hillside Avenue, Hartford, with escape from the custody of the Attorney General.
The indictment alleges that, on April 6, 2012, GRIFFIN escaped from custody at Watkinson House Residential Reentry Center in Hartford.
GRIFFIN had been confined to Watkinson House RRC to complete his term of incarceration after being convicted in 2010 in United States District Court of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
If convicted, GRIFFIN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.
GRIFFIN was arrested in Middletown on April 25, 2012 and is currently detained.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.This case is being investigated by the United States Marshals Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Freimann.
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