CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An Alabama man pleaded guilty today to an escape charge.
According to court documents, Jonathan Felts, 32, admitted he left Dismas Charities, Inc., a Bureau of Prisons residential reentry facility, without permission and did not return. He had been confined at Dismas because of a previous federal conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Felts faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced on February 17, 2022.
United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the United States Marshal Service.
United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Negar M. Kordestani is prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00179.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Southern District of West Virginia