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New York Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Escaping from Custody

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — Shaquon Hines, 46, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to 1o months in federal prison after pleading guilty to escaping from federal custody.

Evidence presented to the court showed that in 2011, Hines was sentenced to 188 months in prison after being convicted in the United States District Court of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Hines’ sentence was later reduced, and he was released in October 2021 to report to a halfway house in Columbia to serve out the remainder of his federal sentence. Hines failed to report to the halfway house and remained at large. In July 2023, Hines was arrested in Hickory, North Carolina, after fleeing from police during a traffic stop. He was also found in possession of fentanyl and other drug paraphernalia. 

Senior United States District Judge Cameron M. Currie sentenced Hines to 10 months in prison, to run consecutively to the undischarged term of imprisonment from Hines’ 2011 drug conviction. Hines also faces an eight-year term of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher D. Taylor is prosecuting the case.



Brook Andrews, First Assistant United States Attorney,, (803) 929-3000

Updated September 22, 2023