A Jackson County man pleaded guilty to an escape charge Thursday, according to the southern Illinois U.S. attorney's office.
The U.S. attorney's office said 47-year-old Kenneth D. Harris Jr. of Elkville, Illinois, was serving a 63-month sentence for conspiracy to make methamphetamine in 2014 when, that December, he was transferred from Greenville Federal Correctional Institution to the Centerstone Residential Reentry Center in Marion, Illinois.
In March, 2015, the attorney's office said, Harris was out on work release and failed to return to Centerstone. He was found and arrested in Elkville on April 1.
Harris is being held without bond pending a Nov. 3 sentencing hearing. He faces up to an additional five years of time in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.
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