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Davenport Man Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Escape

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa


DAVENPORT, IA - On December 14, 2016, Keith Nelson, age 28, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to six months in prison for escape from federal custody, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.  Nelson was ordered to serve a two-year term of supervised release following his imprisonment.

On September 9, 2016, Nelson pleaded guilty to this charge.  Nelson was serving a term of 120 months in federal prison when he was released in December 2015, to the residential re-entry center (RRC) in Davenport to complete that term.  In June 2016, Nelson left the RRC without permission and was arrested by the United States Marshal Service (USMS) approximately three days later.

This investigation was conducted by the USMS and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


 Media Contact for this release is Rachel Scherle at 515-473-9300, or

Updated December 14, 2016

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