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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Oklahoma Man Sentenced to 15 Months for Escape

Anchorage, Alaska B U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for one count of Escape.

Jerome Dwight Dale, 41, was sentenced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline.  Dale received a sentence of 15 months in prison without a period of supervised release to follow.

On August 18, 2014, Dale was serving a federal sentence of imprisonment on a prior federal conviction and confined to the Cordova Center, a halfway house located in Anchorage, Alaska.  Dale was in the Cordova Center to finish his federal sentence for his conviction for Escape in Georgia and then transition to living in Anchorage with family that relocated here.  On August 18, Dale was not present at the Cordova Center and had not been given permission to leave.  Dale was contacted by the U.S. Marshal Service on August 22, 2014, and was taken back into custody.  When Dale walked away from the Cordova Center he only had 11 days left to serve on his prior sentence.

Before imposing a sentence, Judge Beistline commented that this offense was "senseless, stupid, and consistent with your prior history."

            Ms. Loeffler commended the U.S. Marshal Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Mr. Dale.
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Updated February 3, 2015