Man from To’hajiilee pleads guilty and is sentenced on federal escape charge | USAO-NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Michael Kelewood, 35, of To’hajiilee, New Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court on Jan. 13 to a charge of escape from the custody of the Attorney General.

According to court records, on Aug. 9, 2019, Kelewood, who was confined at a halfway house in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for a previous felony conviction, walked away from the halfway house without permission and did not return.  The United States Marshal’s Service located Kelewood a week later and arrested him.  Kelewood was charged on Dec. 3, 2020. 

Upon the guilty plea, the court sentenced Kelewood to eight months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

The United States Marshals Service investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle prosecuted the case.

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