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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Vermont Man Pleads Guilty to Escape Charge

            CONCORD - William James Dunn, Jr., 35, previously of Burlington, Vermont, pleaded guilty in federal court to escape from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, Dunn has been in federal custody since a felony conviction in 2012 in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont for narcotics distribution.  In September of 2017, he was transferred from a Bureau of Prisons facility to the Hampshire House in Manchester, New Hampshire in order to start his pre-release programming.  On December 23, 2017, he received a nine-hour furlough to attend a family funeral in Burlington, Vermont.  Dunn did not return within the prescribed nine hours and his whereabouts were unknown until he turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals in Burlington, Vermont on the morning of December 27, 2017. 

            Dunn is scheduled to be sentenced on August 30, 2018.

           This matter was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L Rombeau.



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Updated May 24, 2018