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Seattle man charged in escape from federal prison Lassen County

07/10/2014 7:56 PM

07/10/2014 7:56 PM

A federal grand jury in Sacramento on Thursday returned a one-count indictment against a Seattle man who reportedly escaped while serving a prison sentence in the Federal Correctional institution Herlong in Lassen County.

Roderick Earl Vanga, 32, is charged with escape from custody. According to court documents, Vanga was serving a seven-year sentence for a drug offense when he escaped April 5, 2013. He was apprehended Feb. 23 in Seattle and remains in custody, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

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