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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Area Man Sentenced for Failure to Appear

St. Louis, MO – DARIUS ISOM, St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to an additional six months in prison for failing to appear to federal prison to serve his sentence.

According to court documents, on October 15, 2014, Isom was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment upon his conviction for aggravated identity theft.  He requested the Court to allow him to voluntarily surrender for service of his sentence instead of immediately being taken into custody.  The Court granted Isom’s request and ordered him to surrender at the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons when he was notified by United States Marshals.  After being granted one extension, he was scheduled to surrender December 30, 2014, but failed to report as scheduled.  When he was contacted by federal authorities, he advised them that he was in Atlanta, Georgia, and would report at the earliest, on January 6, 2015.  He was directed to immediately surrender to a local U.S. Marshal’s Office to avoid the issuance of a warrant for his arrest.  Isom refused, stating, “I’ve got to do what I’ve got do, and you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

Isom appeared for sentencing today before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshal’s Service. Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Franks handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated July 1, 2015