Redding Gets Another Year Tacked Onto Federal Prison Sentence After Escape

Monday, December 9, 2019

Another year in federal prison has been tacked onto the sentence of a Chattanooga man after he escaped prior to finishing his first term.

Korielle "KJ" Redding appeared on Monday before Judge Sandy Mattice.

Redding had been given a four-year sentence by Judge Travis R. McDonough in 2016 for being a felong with a gun.

On Sept. 11, 2018, the Bureau of Prisons placed Redding in the Salvation Army Center, 800 McCallie Ave., to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Redding was originally scheduled to be released from the Salvation Army Center on March 1, 2019, but, due to disciplinary reasons, his release date was extended until July 27, 2019.

The Salvation Army Center is a halfway house and is an institutional facility of the Bureau of Prisons.

Last March 7, while still confined at the Salvation Army Center, Redding cut off an ankle bracelet and was on the run for two and a half months.

Attorney Bryan Hoss said Redding held down four different jobs, including one at Gestamp, while at the halfway house. He said he got in no further trouble with the law.

He said Redding absconded after being told he would have to go back to prison due to a dirty drug screen. 

Redding, who is now 24, had a robbery conviction when he was 16.

 


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