Williamson County Woman Pleads Guilty To Escape Offense

(BENTON, IL) — On September 11, 2015, Latoya M. McDaniel, 29, of Marion, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging Escape from Federal Custody, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced Monday. Evidence at the plea hearing established that McDaniel was serving a 78 month federal sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine. McDaniel was being housed through the Centerstone facility in Marion, Illinois. On April 6, 2015, McDaniel failed to return to Centerstone as required. McDaniel fled the area and was located and arrested by the United States Marshals Service in Missouri on June 23, 2015. The escape offense carries a penalty of up to 5 years of federal prison, in addition to the sentence already being served, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000. The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.