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Federal Inmate Convicted of Another Escape

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

PITTSBURGH, PA -A former resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of escaping from his federal sentence, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Zackory James Sadler, 34, pleaded guilty to the sole count of the indictment before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Sadler was back in federal prison as a result of: 1) violating his prior federal sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm; and 2) for previously escaping from federal custody. Sadler was at the Renewal Center halfway house in Pittsburgh on December 19, 2018 and was given permission to meet with his federal Probation Officer (PO). Sadler did not visit his PO and then failed to return to the Renewal Center. The United States Marshals Service Fugitive Unit began an investigation and the Renewal Center contacted Sadler’s friends and family. On December 21, 2019, Sadler returned to the Renewal Center. He was subsequently removed from the halfway house and sent back to prison.

Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for May 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court remanded Sadler back to prison.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Sadler.

Updated May 2, 2019