Two camp inmates at USP Lee escape, Marshals Service offering reward

The U.S. Marshals Service is searching for two inmates who escaped from the USP Lee minimum security satellite camp sometime Wednesday.

The Marshals Service is now offering up to $2,500 per inmate for information that leads to capture. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has agreed to match that amount, bringing the potential reward to $5,000 per inmate, according to Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Davis.

The inmates, Salah Mohamed and Kamal Qazah, were last seen at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Davis said. Their absence was not discovered until a count at the end of the day.

The men are serving sentences for multiple charges that were nonviolent, Davis said. He said it’s possible they got into a vehicle.

Both were scheduled for release in 2025.

According to the Bureau of Prisons, the USP Lee penitentiary, which is high security, houses 1,200 prisoners. The minimum security satellite camp, where Mohamed and Qazah escaped from, holds more than 100.

The Marshals Service asks that anyone with information about Mohamed or Qazah call (540) 857-2230 or 276-628-9402, or send an email to The Service prefers emails.


Bristol Herald Courier

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