Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Escape Charge
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. – Eric Judkins, 34, formerly of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to an escape charge, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Judkins received a 210-month federal prison sentence in 2000 for a bank robbery he committed in New Hampshire. While serving the sentence in a federal prison in Pennsylvania, Judkins pleaded guilty to assaulting an inmate and received an additional 27-month prison sentence.
On June 13, 2017, Judkins was transferred from a federal prison in Kentucky to the Hampshire House Residential Reentry Center in Manchester, with an expected release date of April 8, 2018. With permission from the Hampshire House staff, Judkins left the facility on August 28, 2017, and was required to return before 4:30 p.m. He failed to return as required. On August 31, 2017, Judkins was arrested by Deputy United States Marshals and local law enforcement officers in Howard, Pennsylvania.
Judkins will be sentenced on February 13, 2018.
The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Kinsella.
Updated November 3, 2017