DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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INMATE SENTENCED FOR 2003 BEAUMONT FEDERAL PRISON BREAK

            BEAUMONT, Texas – A 28-year-old federal inmate has been sentenced for escaping from a Bureau of Prisons facility in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Francisco Reynaldo Martinez, of Houston, pleaded guilty on Dec. 18, 2009, to escaping from federal custody and was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

            According to information presented in court, on May 11, 2003, Martinez was an inmate in the United States Bureau of Prisons and was assigned to the Federal Corrections Complex (FCC) Beaumont - Camp.  Martinez' federal incarceration resulted from his conviction for drug violations in the Southern District of Texas for which he was assessed a 72 month sentence.  Martinez escaped from the FCC Beaumont - Camp on May 11, 2003, and failed to return to custody until he was arrested in McAllen, Texas in October 2009.   A federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 14, 2003, charging Martinez with escaping from federal custody.

            This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Hobbs.

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