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Ga Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison For Halfway House Escape

He was to serve 4 months in the halfway house before being released for good, but left and didn’t return after a month and a half. Now he’s headed back to prison.

A convicted felon who escaped from a halfway house in 2019 has been sentenced for more time in prison.

U.S. Attorney Charlie Peeler said this week that Aaron Scarborough, 38, of Columbus, Georgia pleaded guilty to one count of escape. He was sentenced for his escape from the Macon halfway house by Judge Marc Treadwell. The new prison sentence is for one year and there is no parole in the federal system.

Scarborough was previously sentenced to 125 months in prison on February 10, 2011 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  He entered Dismas Charities in Macon, a transitional facility run by the Bureau of Prisons, on August 4, 2019. He was due to be released from custody on December 13, 2019. However, on September 27, 2019, Scarborough signed out for a home pass to his mother’s residence in Columbus, Georgia and did not return. It was later discovered that Scarborough went to a girlfriend’s home in Phenix City, Alabama, where he ultimately surrendered to deputies on October 3, 2019.

“Transitioning from federal prison to a halfway house is an important step in an inmate’s reentry into society. Escaping a halfway house is a serious offense, and we will seek appropriate punishment for felons who disregard the law, no matter how close they might be to their release,” said U.S. Attorney Charlie Peeler. “I want to thank the U.S. Marshals Service for their excellent work investigating this case.”

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Criminal Division Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Solis prosecuted the case for the Government

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