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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rockford Man Sentenced For Escape

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Brock Barrett, 42, Rockford, Ill., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to six months in in federal prison, for escaping from a federal residential reentry center.  Barrett pleaded guilty of this charge on April 15, 2014.  

In 2008 in the Northern District of Illinois, Barrett was convicted of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison.  On August 5, 2013, Barrett was transferred to Rock Valley Community Program, a halfway-house in Janesville, Wis.  On November 23, 2013, Barrett was reported missing from Rock Valley and was later found and arrested in Rockford.  

The charge against Barrett was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger. 

Updated July 14, 2015