DAVENPORT, Iowa-- On February 23, 2018, United States Chief District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Darrell Anthony Rice to 22 months in prison as the result of his plea of guilty to escape from a federal facility, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Rice, age 24, of Davenport, Iowa, was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $100 to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

In 2012, Rice was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment as the result of a federal arson conviction. Pursuant to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agreement, in December of 2016 Rice was transferred to the Davenport Residential Re-Entry Center to serve the remainder of his federal sentence. His discharge date was June 1, 2017. Rice was required to wear a GPS device inside the facility. On February 6, 2107, Rice left the Davenport facility without authorization, removed his GPS device and escaped. He was found on April 19, 2017, in Davenport after being arrested on state drug charges.

This investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service, Seventh Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, and Davenport Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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