March 27. 2013 11:28PM

Guilty plea for Manchester man who made escape

CONCORD - A Manchester man who failed to report to a halfway house after he was furloughed from a federal prison has pleaded guilty to a charge of escaping custody.

Terrance Sleweon is scheduled for sentencing in July and faces up to five years in prison, U.S. Attorney John P. Kacavas said Wednesday in a release announcing the plea. His original sentence on his 2011 conviction of engaging in the distribution of cocaine was only 24 months.

Sleweon was incarcerated at Fort Dix in New Jersey and applied for a furlough in August 2012. The application was approved and Sleweon was ordered to arrive at the Hampshire House on Sept. 27, 2012. He never appeared and authorities were unable to find him until the U.S. Marshals Service received a tip that he was a Manchester residence and found Sleweon in the parking lot there on Nov. 6, 2012.

Prosecutors said Sleweon initially tried to flee, but complied when an officer drew his weapon and ordered him to the ground.