(WNY News Now) – A 27-year-old man admitted to escaping from the Lighthouse Buffalo Residential Reentry Center and now faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross.
Buffalo – Brandon Loyd, a 27-year-old previously convicted of bank robbery with a dangerous weapon, has pleaded guilty to escaping from the Lighthouse Buffalo Residential Reentry Center. U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced the plea, revealing that Loyd was sentenced to serve 85 months in prison for his earlier conviction in May 2017.
In September 2021, he was transferred to the reentry center, but on December 18, 2021, he left the facility without authorization, prompting staff to instruct him to return. Loyd responded by stating he intended to leave the state, leading to his placement in “escape status” until his arrest by the United States Marshals Service on December 24, 2021.
Loyd now faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for December 21, 2023, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.