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Philadelphia Man Charged With Escape

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Terrance Baker, age 48, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was indicted on October 16, 2019, by a federal grand jury for escaping from a Dauphin County correctional facility.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Baker escaped from the Capital Pavilion Community Correction Center in Dauphin County on June 29, 2019.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Johnny Baer is prosecuting the case.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is a term of five years imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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Updated October 17, 2019