HARTFORD MAN PLEADS GUILTY
TO ESCAPING FROM HALFWAY HOUSE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DAVID GRIFFIN, 26, of Hillside Avenue, Hartford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of escape from the custody of the Attorney General.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 6, 2012, GRIFFIN escaped from custody at Watkinson House Residential Reentry Center in Hartford. He had been confined to Watkinson House RRC to complete his term of incarceration after being convicted in 2010 in U.S. District Court of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
GRIFFIN has been detained since his arrest on April 25, 2012. At that time, he provided a false name, but was identified through his fingerprints.
Judge Underhill scheduled sentencing for September 6, 2012, at which time GRIFFIN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case has been investigated by the United States Marshals Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Freimann.
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