Wallingford Man Receives Another Year in Prison for Escaping from Hartford Halfway House

(STL.News) – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TIMOTHY ESTRIDGE, 39, of Wallingford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for escaping from a Hartford halfway house.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the sentencing occurred via videoconference.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 5, 2019, Estridge was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 24 months of imprisonment for illegally distributing amphetamines.  An investigation revealed that, on December 1, 2017, Estridge filled a prescription for Adderall, which contains amphetamine, and subsequently distributed the pills to an individual in Wallingford who died of a drug overdose approximately two weeks later.  The State of Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner determined the victim’s cause of death to be intoxication of a combination of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, alprazolam, amphetamine, and ethanol.

On October 30, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Prisons transferred Estridge to Watkinson House, a halfway house in Hartford, to complete his prison term.  On November 26, 2019, after Estridge admitting using fentanyl and facility staff found evidence of intravenous drug use in his room, Estridge left the facility without permission and did not return.  On December 5, 2019, Estridge turned himself into the U.S. Marshals Service.