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

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pierre Man Pleads Guilty To Escape From Custody

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Dakota Lee Dillon, age 24, of Pierre, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 2, 2013 and pled guilty to Escape from Custody. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

On July 20, 2012, Dillon escaped from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons while at Community Alternatives of the Black Hills.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Shattuck.

The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015