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Florida Fugitive Arrested And Charged With Escaping From Halfway House

Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announced the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Derrick S. McCullough, 31, Keystone Heights, with escape from federal custody. 

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. 

According to the indictment, on March 29, 2021, McCullough escaped from custody at Keeton Corrections Residential Reentry Center, a halfway house in Jacksonville, Florida. 

McCullough was confined to Keeton while serving the final portion of a sentence imposed in connection with a federal conviction for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. 

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bradford County Narcotics Task Force.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican. 

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