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Jamestown Man Going Back To Prison For Escaping From Halfway House

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Melvin Ingram, 45, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of escape, was sentenced to serve 12 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Raymond J. Fadel, Paul E. Bonanno, and Charles M. Kruly, who are handling the case, stated that in November 2018, Ingram was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. On May 3, 2022, the Bureau of Prisons transferred Ingram from Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood, in Allenwood, PA, to a community-based placement at CRJ Lighthouse Residential Reentry Center, in Buffalo. Late in the morning on July 24, 2022, Ingram left the RRC without permission from the RRC staff. Ingram was arrested by the United States Marshals Service on November 10, 2022.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service, under the direction of Marshal Charles Salina and the Federal Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Management Office, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Barbara Burns


Updated June 20, 2023