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Ohio County man admits to escape

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Garrett Michael Carrigan, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to escaping federal custody, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Carrigan, age 33, pled guilty to one count of “Escape from Constructive Custody.” Carrigan, who was incarcerated for a previous child pornography case in the Northern District of West Virginia, escaped when traveling from a federal institution in California to a residential reentry center in Clarksburg in February 2019.

Carrigan faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 3, 2019

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