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Friday, November 2, 2018

Boston Man Indicted on Escape Charge

BOSTON - A Boston man was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with escaping from a residential re-entry center where he was finishing the remainder of a 100 month sentence.

James Jones, 44, was indicted on one count of escape and was originally charged by criminal complaint in October 2018.

According to court documents, in April 2012, Jones was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 100 months in prison for drug convictions. On March 7, 2018, Jones was transferred from a correctional institution to a residential re-entry center to serve the remainder of his sentence. On July 10, 2018, Jones signed out of the re-entry center on an approved overnight work pass and was scheduled to return on July 11, 2018, but he failed to return.

The charging statute provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated November 2, 2018