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Waterbury Man to Serve More Prison Time for Escaping from Custody

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER BRYAN COLEMAN, 28, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for escaping from federal custody.  Judge Bolden also ordered COLEMAN to serve the first 90 days of supervised release in home confinement.


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, he 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.


On September 12, COLEMAN pleaded guilty to one count of escape from custody


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


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

Updated December 11, 2017