(a) A person commits the crime of escape from confinement if, while being held in confinement after arrest for any crime, or while serving a sentence after conviction for any crime, he escapes from confinement.
(b) Escape from confinement is a class A misdemeanor except that it is:
(1) a class A felony if it is effected by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or by holding any person as hostage;
(2) a class D felony if:
(A) the person escapes while being held on a felony charge or while serving a sentence after conviction of a felony or
(B) the escape is facilitated by striking or beating any person.History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.
Research Guide: MCC 575.210, 15 ASC 381, 15 ASC 382.