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Parkersburg man sentenced for walking away from federal reentry facility

Dowler had been confined at Dismas because he was previously convicted of being a felon in...
Dowler had been confined at Dismas because he was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.(Source: Associated Press)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 6:09 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - According to a news release, Joshua Dowler, 40, was sentenced to one year and three months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for escape after walking away from a federal reentry facility.

Court documents revealed Dowler admitted to walking away from Dismas Charities in St. Albans on September 16, 2021, by exiting the fenced-in area of the property.

Dowler had been confined at Dismas because he was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dowler had not yet completed his term of imprisonment when he walked away from Dismas.

The United States Marshals Service apprehended Dowler in Parkersburg on November 9, 2021.

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