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Charleston Man Sentenced to Prison for Escape

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Charleston man was sentenced to federal prison for escape.  Lacy Moore, 40, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for walking away from Dismas Charities Halfway House in St. Albans in January 2019. Moore was serving a revocation sentence at the halfway house in connection with his original 2003 conviction in the Southern District of West Virginia for possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

“If you do the crime, you do the time. That’s the deal. In this case, Mr. Moore will get to be a guest of the federal prison system even longer because he violated the terms of his punishment,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “You cannot escape without penalty.”

Moore previously admitted that he left the halfway house in early 2019 and remained in escape status, with his whereabouts unknown, for most of 2019. United States Marshals apprehended Moore in December 2019.

The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation.   Assistant United States Attorney Kristin F. Scott handled the prosecution.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence. 


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Updated May 27, 2020