46.4626 Escape from custody.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.4626]

(a) A person commits the crime of escape from custody if, while being held in custody after arrest for any crime, he escapes from custody.

(b) Escape from custody is a class A misdemeanor unless:

(1) it is effected by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or by holding any person as hostage, then escape from custody is a class A felony; or

(2) the person escaping is under arrest for a felony, then escape from custody is a class D felony.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 575.200, 15 ASC 382.