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Bergen County Authorities Arrest Halfway House Escapee

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Bergen County

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Hakeem Chance, 28, of Hackensack on an Escape charge. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to officials, in 2014, Chance was sentenced to 17 years in New Jersey State Prison following convictions for multiple offenses, including Burglary, Eluding, and Aggravated Assault. In October 2019, Chance was remanded to a halfway house for the remainder of his sentence.

Chance escaped from East Jersey State Harbor House Halfway House in March 2020 and was a fugitive from justice.

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad located and arrested Chance on September 11 in North Bergen.

He was charged with one count of Escape. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending transfer to the New Jersey Department of Corrections.