Cedar Rapids Man Sent Back to Federal Prison for Escaping Halfway House | USAO-NDIA

A man who left a halfway house while still serving a federal term of imprisonment was sentenced on April 16, 2021, to another six months in federal prison.

Julius Marvell Sullivan, age 28, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 1, 2020 guilty plea to escape from custody.

On April 3, 2019, Sullivan was convicted of distribution of a controlled substance within a protected location and sentenced to thirty months’ imprisonment.  In a plea agreement, Sullivan admitted that the Bureau of Prisons transferred him to a halfway house in June 2020 to serve out the remainder of his sentence.  On October 7, 2020, Sullivan signed out of the halfway house and then failed to return as required.  The United States Marshals Service arrested Sullivan inside a beauty shop on October 28, 2020. 

Sullivan was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Sullivan was sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system. Sullivan is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kyndra Lundquist and investigated by the United States Marshals’ Service. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 20-CR-85.

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