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Carmichael Man Charged with Escape from Fresno Facility

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

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Frankie Thomas Goulding, 39, of Carmichael, charging him with escaping from custody, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, Goulding was sentenced to federal prison for distributing methamphetamine in 2014. In March 2017, Goulding was transferred to a residential re-entry facility in Fresno as part of his sentence. On June 27, 2017, officials found he had left the facility.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laurel J. Montoya is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Goulding faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated October 25, 2018

Press Release Number: 1:18-cr-240 LJO