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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

Friday, April 20, 2018

Louisiana man sentenced to 30 months in prison for escape from Texas federal correctional institution

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Charles K. Smith was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for escaping from a prison in Texas.

Charles K. Smith, 64, originally from Pineville, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on one count of escape from a federal incarceration institution. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the January 11, 2018 guilty plea, Smith escaped on August 16, 2017 from the Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna located near Anthony, Texas. He was serving 94-months for a Shreveport conviction of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. After his escape, Smith was later arrested in Calcasieu Parish.

The U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

Updated April 20, 2018