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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Haven Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Escape Charge


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL BEVERLY, 37, formerly of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to one count of escape from federal custody. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 29, 2009, BEVERLY received a federal sentence of 77 months of imprisonment for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.  On June 17, 2013, BEVERLY escaped from the Watkinson House Residential Reentry Center in Hartford where he was completing his sentence.  He was apprehended approximately two weeks later by the U.S. Marshals Service and returned to custody. 

Judge Burns has scheduled sentencing for March 4, 2014, at which time BEVERLY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the New Haven Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher M. Mattei.

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