(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.