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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Renewal, Inc. Resident Charged With Escaping From Federal Custody

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Tyrenzo Morton has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for escaping from federal custody while serving a prison sentence, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on March 5, names Morton, 27, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on Dec. 23, 2012, Morton escaped from federal custody at Renewal, Inc., where he was serving the remaining portion of a federal prison sentence.

The law provides for a maximum 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 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 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigated this case leading to the capture and indictment of Morton.

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

Updated July 14, 2015