Federal Inmate Admits Escaping from Renewal Center
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of escape from custody, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Alfonso Evans, 23, of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on Sept. 29, 2012, Evans escaped from federal custody at the Renewal Center in Pittsburgh, while serving a 39-month term of incarceration for a previous federal conviction for conspiracy and identity theft in 2010.
Judge McVerry scheduled the sentencing for Sept. 12, 2013. 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.