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Gulfport, Miss. – David Eugene Bangs, 56, of Biloxi, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden, to escape from federal custody, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Mark Shepard, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi.      

On January 27, 2020, Bangs was being transported by bus from a federal facility in Jesup, Georgia, to Dismas Charities Community Corrections Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he would have completed the last months of his incarceration there.  However, on January 28, 2020, when the bus made a stop in Biloxi, Bangs escaped from custody. He was subsequently arrested on January 29, 2020 by the U. S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Bangs was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on February 25, 2020.  He will be sentenced by Judge Ozerden on January 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in Gulfport.  He faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Marshals Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.                         

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