Williamson County Woman Sentenced For Escape Offense

(BENTON, IL) — On December 16, 2015, Latoya M. McDaniel, 29, of Marion, was sentenced on a one-count indictment charging Escape from Federal Custody, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced Friday. McDaniel, who had previously pled guilty to the escape offense, was sentenced to 9 months of additional incarceration, 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $200.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings 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, she 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 investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.