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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Pittsburgh Felon to Spend 3½ More Years in Prison for Second Escape from Corrections Center

PITTSBURGH – Tyrenzo Morton was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for escape from federal custody following a prior federal sentence, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Morton, 32, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Morton’s sentence also includes a term of three years of supervised release following the prison sentence. The sentence that Morton escaped from this time was for a prior escape from federal custody following prior sentences for the commission of felon in possession of firearm crimes, one of which was committed while on bond for the other.

Morton’s escapes were from Renewal, Inc., a community corrections center located in Pittsburgh. Morton was serving the last parts of his prior federal prison sentences at Renewal when he escaped this time and last time. In conjunction with Morton’s sentencing for his most recent escape, the Court was informed by the prosecution that, while residing at Renewal, Morton engaged in threatening and aggressive behavior toward a female Renewal employee and was engaged in drug dealing.

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

The United States Marshals Service and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

Updated February 20, 2018