Akron man charged with escape
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury in Cleveland returned a one-count indictment charging Brian N. Stevens, age 26, of Akron, Ohio, with escape from custody.
The indictment alleges that on June 21, 2012, Stevens, without permission or authorization, left and failed to return to the Oriana House Terrence Mann Residential Center located in Akron, Ohio. He was later apprehended by the Akron Police Department.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the United States Marshal Service and the Akron Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samuel A. Yannucci.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.