MARION PRISON CAMP INMATE PLEADS GUILTY TO ESCAPE CHARGE
An inmate from the Federal Prison Camp at Marion, Illinois, has pled guilty today in United States District Court in Benton to escaping from that facility on April 10, 2011. Thomas C. Stevens, 36, was charged with that offense by the Grand Jury on June 7, 2011.
As a result of his guilty plea, Stevens faces up to 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised following incarceration of up to 3 years. Stevens will be required to serve any term of imprisonment imposed consecutively to the 120 month sentence he was already serving at the time of the escape for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, Cocaine, Ecstacy, and Methamphetamine.
Sentencing was set for January 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the United States District Courthouse in Benton.
The case was investigated by the United States Marshal’s Service, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.