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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Escape from Federal Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of escape from custody, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Alfonso Evans, 23, of Pittsburgh, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Evans escaped from federal custody on Sept. 29, 2012.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service and the United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Alfonso Evans.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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