Alabama man sentenced for escape from West Virginia prison reentry facility

Published 6:54 am Friday, February 18, 2022

An Alabama man was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for escape to run consecutively to the federal sentence he is currently serving.

According to court documents, Jonathan Felts, 32, admitted he left Dismas Charities, Inc., a Bureau of Prisons residential reentry facility in St. Albans, West Virginia, without permission and did not return. Felts had been confined at Dismas because of a previous federal conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the United States Marshal Service.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Negar M. Kordestani prosecuted the case.