Two men plead guilty to Pollock prison escape charges - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Two men plead guilty to Pollock prison escape charges

Posted: Updated:

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Pollock Penitentiary inmate, Mississippi man face prison escape charges.

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Roland Castro, 41, an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, La., pleaded guilty to escaping a federal prison; and Timothy D. Willis, 49, of Philadelphia, Miss., pleaded guilty to assisting in Castro's escape. United States District Court Judge Dee D. Drell presided over the guilty plea hearing on August 20.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Castro was serving 240 months at the federal penitentiary in Pollock for a felon in possession of a firearm conviction. Castro met Willis previously, and the two arranged to meet at an agreed-upon location on February 7, 2013. Willis drove to the location on that date and picked up Castro. Castro did not have permission to leave the prison. After an emergency count of the prisoners was conducted, Castro was discovered missing. Willis dropped Castro off near the prison, but Castro left instead of returning to custody. Castro was apprehended on July 5, 2013, in Houston.

Castro and Willis each face up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release. A sentencing date of November 14, 2013 was set. The U.S. Marshals Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the case.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    McAllister's campaign finances take a hit

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:39:13 GMT
    Congressman Vance McAllisterCongressman Vance McAllister
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
    LOUISIANA (KALB News Channel 5) -- Controversial Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister only has a little more than $8,000 in his campaign account according to a new report published this week by Politico.More >>
  • Pollock inmate sentenced for assaulting prison employee

    Pollock inmate sentenced for assaulting prison employee

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:25:55 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal inmate who pleaded guilty to attacking a prison guard has been sentenced to another 16½ years and three years of supervised release for the assault. U.S. District JudgeMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal inmate who pleaded guilty to attacking a prison guard has been sentenced to another 16½ years and three years of supervised release for the assault.More >>
  • Counterfeit money surfaces in Cenla

    Counterfeit money surfaces in Cenla

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:13:22 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A couple of shops around town have been receiving counterfeit money this year, even counterfeit versions of the new $100 bill, which came out just late last year. WhenMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A couple of shops around town have been receiving counterfeit money this year, even counterfeit versions of the new $100 bill, which came out just late last year.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.