Alderson escapee pleads guilty

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ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) — The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, announced a guilty plea from a woman who escaped from a local federal prison. Linda Avila, 55, walked away from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson on Jan. 29, 2019.

Avila was serving a sentence for fraud. She was captured a short distance from the prison. She faces up to an additional five years in prison.

A sentencing hearing is being held one year to the day from the escape attempt on Jan. 29, 2020. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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