Escapee Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On September 18, 2013, Princeton C. Baker, a 25 year-old former resident of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge James Gritzner to 51 months in prison for escape from a federal facility. Judge Gritzner also ordered Baker to serve three years of supervised release when he completes his imprisonment. On July 3, 2012, Baker entered a guilty plea to escape from a federal facility. The basis for the charge and plea was that on November 6, 2012, Baker was transferred to a halfway house in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to complete a 27 month sentence imposed by the Federal District Court for the District of Nebraska. On November 7, 2013, Baker complained of feeling ill and staff from the CH, Inc. halfway house transported Baker to a medical facility. While being transported from the medical facility to a secure facility, Baker jumped from the moving transport vehicle and attempted to take several cars before being apprehended by Council Bluffs, Iowa, police. Judge Gritzner ordered that the 51 months be served consecutively to the prison time Baker is currently serving for attempted robbery in the State of Iowa.
The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.