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Charleston man sentenced to federal prison for escape

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man who walked away from a halfway house without permission was sentenced today to six months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Jalin McArn, 23, previously pleaded guilty to escape.


McArn was on supervised release because of a previous conviction for distribution of heroin. He was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution at Milan in Michigan until August 2017, where he was serving a 10-month sentence for violation of his supervised release. He was then transferred to Dismas Charities, a halfway house in St. Albans, to finish his prison term. McArn admitted that he walked away from Dismas in the early morning hours of September 25, 2017. McArn further admitted that he did not have permission or authority to be absent. On September 26, 2017, an arrest warrant was issued for McArn and he turned himself in to authorities on October 10, 2017.


The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is in charge of the prosecution. Chief United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.


Updated January 10, 2018