Two men have been charged with escaping federal custody in Leavenworth, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Two men have been charged with escaping federal custody in Leavenworth, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Mark D. Young, 27, is charged with one count of escaping from the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Young was serving the latter part of a sentence at a residential re-entry center in Leavenworth and allegedly failed to return July 10 after leaving on a work pass, according to the news release from the office of Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for Kansas.

Richey Farmer, 26, is charged with one count of escaping from federal custody at the Grossman Community Corrections Center in Leavenworth. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 9.

If convicted, each defendant faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, according to the news release.