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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Beaver County Man Charged with Escaping from Renewal Center

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Beaver, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of escape from federal custody, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Jaemere Scott, age 21, currently detained in the Allegheny County Jail, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the Court, the defendant was serving part of his federal sentence for theft of firearms from a Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer at the Renewal Center, which is a half-way house. The defendant left the Renewal Center on Aug. 15, 2016, and failed to return.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshal Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated December 12, 2016