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Convicted felon sentenced for escape from reentry center

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

Charleston, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Billy Roy Myers, 39, of Charleston, West Virginia was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston to one year and one day in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Myers pled guilty in December of 2014 to escaping from the Dismas Charities Residential Center in St. Albans, West Virginia, a federal residential reentry center, where he had been placed by the United States Bureau of Prisons after his release from prison. Myers had previously been convicted of a federal firearms violation in 2008, and after a term of imprisonment, was serving the remainder of his sentence at the Dismas Center. Myers escaped on May 6, 2014, and was apprehended on the West Side of Charleston by United States Marshals on October 6, 2014.  The sentence imposed on the escape charge will run consecutive to the sentence he is currently serving for the firearms offense.

Updated March 18, 2015