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Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Escape Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER BRYAN COLEMAN, 28, of Waterbury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of escape from custody.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 22, 2014, COLEMAN was sentenced in New Haven federal court to 42 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On May 24, 2017, COLEMAN was transferred from a federal prison in Pennsylvania to a halfway house in Waterbury to serve the remainder of his sentence. On July 16, 2017, COLEMAN left the halfway house without prior authorization and did not return.

On August 9, 2017, the U.S. Marshals Service located COLEMAN at a private residence in Waterbury and arrested him. He has been detained since his arrest.

When he is sentenced, COLEMAN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years. A sentencing date is not scheduled.

COLEMAN’s criminal history also includes drug convictions and a conviction for escape in the first degree.

This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.

Updated September 12, 2017