Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Escape

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Escape

Federal inmate Derek Capozzi entered a conditional guilty plea Monday in federal court to an escape charge.
If you lived in central Kentucky in April of 2010, you'll remember the name Derek Capozzi.

The federal inmate escaped from a prisoner transport van in Woodford County and kept people in the area on edge for the three days he was on the run.

He was finally recaptured in Versailles behind a factory.

According to court documents, on Monday in U.S. District Court in Lexington, Capozzi entered a conditional guilty plea to escape. 

That means he admitted to escaping, but it allowed him to still appeal two things, a double jeopardy claim and a medical necessity claim.

According to court documents, Capozzi claimed he only escaped because he wanted medical help for a hole in his heart. 

Capozzi had been moved from a prison in Maryland to the Grayson County Detention Center in Kentucky because he was a witness in a federal case in London.

He was being taken to Blue Grass Airport in Lexington when he escaped.

At the time of his escape, Capozzi was serving a lengthy sentence for federal crimes, including dismembering a 19-year old girl.

Capozzi is scheduled to be sentenced on the escape conditional guilty plea on September 4th. 
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