- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A federal prosecutor says a fugitive who taunted marshals while he was on the run, calling himself the “Gingerbread Man,” has pleaded guilty to escape.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. announced Monday that 27-year-old Lamar Nelson of Rochester pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge David Larimer. He faces a maximum of five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Sentencing is November 19.

The prosecutor’s office says Nelson was convicted in 2010 for possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell. As part of his sentence, he was assigned to the Volunteers of America Residential Reentry Center in Rochester in September 2014.

He left the center without authorization and failed to return. He taunted marshals with emails and phone calls while he was a fugitive.

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