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Marion Prison Camp Inmate Sentenced for Escape

March 12, 2012

An inmate from the Federal Prison Camp at Marion, Illinois, was sentenced on Friday, March 9, 2012, in United States District Court in East St. Louis to an additional 24 months in prison for escaping from the minimum security facility on September 13, 2008. Devant T. Geter, 38, had previously pled guilty to the escape charge on November 16, 2011. At the time of the escape, Geter was serving a 168 month sentence for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The 24 month sentence for escape was imposed consecutively to that term of imprisonment.

Evidence introduced in support of the guilty plea and sentence showed that Geter left the prison camp on foot on September 13, 2008, and was picked up by his then-girlfriend a short distance from the camp. Geter remained a fugitive for over 3 years. He was arrested near Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 21, 2011, by the United States Marshal’s Service after that agency received a tip that Geter was traveling on a Greyhound bus.

In addition to the 24 month term of imprisonment, Geter was ordered to pay a total of $200 in fines and special assessments and was placed on a 3 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshal’s Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.













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