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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 12, 2021

Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Escape Charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man pleaded guilty today to an escape charge. Jeremy Midkiff, 39, pleaded guilty to walking away from a halfway house last year.

Midkiff admitted that in October 2020, he left Dismas Charities, Inc., a Bureau of Prisons residential reentry facility, without permission and did not return. He had been confined at Dismas because of a previous federal drug trafficking conviction.

Midkiff faces up to five years imprisonment when sentenced on November 10, 2020.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Senior United States District Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Negar Kordestani is handling the prosecution.

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-00083.

 

 

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Updated July 12, 2021