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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Haven Man Charged With Escape From Federal Custody


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford returned an indictment today charging MICHAEL BEVERLY, 37, formerly of New Haven, with one count of escape from federal custody.

The indictment alleges that on June 17, 2013, BEVERLY escaped from the Watkinson House Residential Reentry Center in Hartford where he was completing a federal prison term.

On January 29, 2009, BEVERLY was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 77 months of imprisonment for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

BEVERLY was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service and New Haven Police on July 3, 2013, and is currently incarcerated.

If convicted of escape from custody, BEVERLY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Acting U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter has been investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the New Haven Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Mattei.

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U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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