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02/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/18/2020 17:31

Federal Inmate Sentenced for Beaumont Prison Escape

BEAUMONT, Texas - A federal inmate has been sentenced for escaping from a Bureau of Prisons facility in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

Victor Luis Pescador, 57, of Laredo, pleaded guilty on Nov. 21, 2019, to escape and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. This sentence will be added to the remainder of the federal sentence Pescador was serving as a result of his 2007 conviction on federal drug trafficking charges at the time of his escape from federal custody earlier this year.

According to information presented in court, on July 12, 2019, Pescador and another inmate were discovered missing from the Bureau of Prison Camp Facility in west Jefferson County. Pescador was subsequently arrested near Roma, Texas on Aug. 29, 2019.

'This is one of several inmates who have walked away in recent months from the prison camp, which is a minimum security facility for low risk inmates, usually serving the final portion of their sentences,' said United States Attorney Joseph D. Brown. 'Regardless of the circumstances, they escaped from a prison facility and anyone who does so will be prosecuted, along with anyone on the outside who helps the escape.'

Pescador was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison in 2007 for possession with intent to distribute over 1000 pounds of marijuana in the Southern District of Texas.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Batte.