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Parkersburg Man Pleads Guilty to Escape Charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Parkersburg man pled guilty to an escape charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Sean Anthony Nalle, 35, pled guilty to walking away from a halfway house earlier this year.

“Bad idea. Nalle was about a month away from his release. Now he faces up to five years in prison,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

Nalle admitted that in February 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 gun crime conviction.

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

The U.S. Marshals Service conducted the investigation. Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. 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. 2:20-cr-00089.


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Updated September 14, 2020