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Press Release

Alabama Man Sentenced for Escape

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An Alabama man was sentenced today to one year in prison for escape to run consecutively to the federal sentence he is currently serving.

According to court documents, Jonathan Felts, 32, admitted he left Dismas Charities, Inc., a Bureau of Prisons residential reentry facility in St. Albans, without permission and did not return. Felts had been confined at Dismas because of a previous federal conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the United States Marshal Service.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Negar M. Kordestani prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00179.




Updated February 17, 2022