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Vermont man pleads guilty to escaping from halfway house

May 24. 2018 8:10PM

CONCORD — A Vermont federal prisoner who failed to return to a halfway house in Manchester after being out on furlough pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Concord to felony escape, according to federal prosecutors.

William J. Dunn Jr., 35, previously of Burlington, Vt., will be sentenced on Aug. 30.

Dunn was convicted in 2012 of felony narcotics distribution in Vermont.

Last September, he was transferred to the Hampshire House, a federal halfway house on Elm Street in Manchester, for pre-release programming.

But on Dec. 23, federal prosecutors said Dunn received a nine-hour furlough to attend a family funeral in Burlington and he did not return the same day.

Four days later, Dunn turned himself in to U.S. marshals in Burlington.

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