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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Parmelee Man Sentenced For Failure To Appear

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Appear was sentenced on April 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Adam Poor Bear, age 24, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.          

Poor Bear was indicted for Failure to Appear by a federal grand jury on December 10, 2013.  He pled guilty on March 5, 2014.
         
On December 2, 2013, Poor Bear, having been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Supervised Release Revocation, failed to appear for his sentencing hearing as ordered by the court.
         
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
         
Poor Bear was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015