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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Former Slippery Rock Man Charged with Escaping from Renewal Corrections Center

PITTSBURGH – Walter Cody Tribble has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for escaping from federal custody following a prior federal felony conviction, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The indictment charges Tribble, age 42 and formerly of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, with committing the crime on December 3, 2016, by escaping from federal custody at Renewal, Inc., a community corrections center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The United States Marshals Service and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office 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 March 21, 2017