Federal inmate indicted for escape

Ralph B. Davis

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PIKEVILLE — An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy could be looking at a longer prison sentence, after being indicted last week on an escape charge.

Michael McDowell was indicted May 23 on a single charge of escape from an institution.

According to the indictment, McDowell escaped from the facility Feb. 13.

If convicted, McDowell faces a maximum sentence of up to five more years in prison, plus up to $250,000 in fines.


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