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Pierre Man Indicted for Escape

August 28, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for escaping from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons while at the Community Alternatives of the Black Hills on July 20, 2012.

Dakota Lee Dillon, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 27, 2012, for Escape from Custody. Dillon appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 27, 2012, and pleaded not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Dillon is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Special Assistant United States Attorney Laura Shattuck is prosecuting the case. Dillon was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has been set for October 30, 2012.



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