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Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Escaping from Renewal Center

May 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A Pittsburgh resident pleaded guilty to escaping from federal custody while serving a prison sentence, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Tyrenzo Morton, 23, pled guilty before United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch.

On December 23, 2012, Morton escaped from federal custody at Renewal, Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was serving the remaining portion of a federal prison sentence.

Sentencing is scheduled to occur on Aug. 22, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The United States Marshals Service and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigated this case leading to the capture and conviction of Morton.

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