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Prisoner Pleads Guilty to Escape From FCI Williamsburg

July 16, 2013

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina -----United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Kevin Eric Campbell, age 26, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence, to escape, violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 751(a). United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Cambell was sentenced on July 20, 2011, to 120 months imprisonment for a drug conspiracy and using a firearm in furtherance of that conspiracy. On May 11, 2012, Campbell was transferred to the United States Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution, Williamsburg, in Salters, South Carolina. On March 20, 2013, the staff at FCI Williamsburg determined that Campbell was missing from the prison camp. On March 21, 2013, Campbell returned to the prison. The investigation revealed that Campbellā€™s girlfriend had picked him up the night before near the prison camp.

Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty Campbell can receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment for 5 years, plus a special assessment of $100.00.

The case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Florence office handled the case.


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