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Man who escaped Willard campus in November faces new felony charge

The Ontario County man who escaped the Willard Drug Treatment Facility in Seneca County during the fall has been charged.

Kevin Witt, 29, was charged with first-degree escape, which is a Class D felony.

He escaped the facility on November 9th, while on a work detail outside the secure area of Willard. Four days later he was taken into custody.

Witt was incarcerated at Willard as part of a parole supervision sentence following a criminal mischief conviction earlier in 2020.

State police say parolee who went missing was located in Cayuga County