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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Escaping from CABH

February 1, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City man charged with Escape was sentenced on January 31, 2011, by US District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Kevin High Elk, age 22, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 victim assessment.

High Elk was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 22, 2010. In August 2010, he failed to return to the Community Alternatives of the Black Hills after a furlough. He pled guilty on November 9, 2011.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal's Office. Assistant US Attorney Mark A. Vargo prosecuted the case.

High Elk was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.


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