Fort Pierre Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Appear
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Brent Flood, age 24, of Fort Pierre, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on May 20, 2013 and pled guilty to the Indictment that charged him with Failure to Appear.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge stems from an incident wherein Flood, who was indicted by a federal grand Jury in September 2012 for two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, did not show up for his change of plea scheduled for January 22, 2013. Flood knew he was required to appear for this proceeding, but failed to appear as directed. He was later apprehended.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Flood was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing which has been set for July 9, 2013.