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Waterloo man refuses to surrender to authorities, gets 2 more years in prison


This news story was published on February 6, 2013.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who failed to appear for service of his federal sentence was sentenced this week to more than two additional years in federal prison.

Roy Lee Turner, III, age 32, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 9, 2012, guilty plea to one count of failing to surrender for service of a federal sentence.

At the plea hearing, Turner admitted that, on May 21, 2012, Turner failed to surrender to the United States Marshal for service of a federal sentence. Turner had previously been sentenced on April 30, 2012, to five years’ imprisonment on one count of federal financial aid fraud. Following imposition of the sentence, Turner was ordered to surrender himself to the United States Marshal in Cedar Rapids at 10:00 a.m. on May 21, 2012. Turner admitted that he knew of the order to turn himself in and he intentionally failed to do so.

Turner was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Turner was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and he must serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

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