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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Federal Inmate Indicted for Escaping from Prison

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 41-year-old federal prison inmate has been indicted for escaping from prison announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

               Anthony Safford King was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 2, 2019 and charged with escape from custody.  

               According to information presented by prosecutors, on Sep. 28, 2019, King was discovered missing from the Satellite Prison Camp at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Beaumont, Texas.  According to the FCC, law enforcement authorities were notified and an internal investigation was initiated.  King is described as a “black male with black hair, brown eyes, 6’01” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.”  King was serving a 48-month federal sentence for possession with intent to distribute cocaine out of the Southern District of Alabama.

               Anyone with information related to King should contact the U.S. Marshals Service at  USMS TIPS via www.USMARSHALS.GOV  or through the app USMS TIPS.

If convicted, King faces an additional five years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Batte.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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Updated October 2, 2019