United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania

02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 18:21

Convicted Bank Robber who Escaped from Renewal Center Gets More Prison Time

PITTSBURGH - Walter Cody Tribble was sentenced to a prison term of 12 months and one day for escaping from federal custody following a prior federal felony conviction, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Tribble, age 43, who formerly resided in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Tribble was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release following the expiration of his prison sentence.

Prior to imposing the sentence, the Court was informed that, in 2010, Tribble was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison for three armed bank robbery convictions. As of December 3, 2016, Tribble was in pre-release custody at the Renewal Center in Pittsburgh serving the last part of his federal prison sentence. On that date, Tribble was authorized to leave Renewal to go to a local business, but he was required to return by a particular time on that date. Tribble never returned to Renewal. On January 18, 2017, the United States Marshals Service arrested Tribble after tracking him down at a residence in Guys Mills, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The United States Marshals Service and the Crawford County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.