Inmate who escaped prison amid COVID-19 fears faces new charges

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WASHINGTON — A convicted drug trafficker serving a 5-1/2-year sentence is facing new charges after escaping from a federal prison in North Carolina, claiming that he feared contracting COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.