Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Escape
Assistant United States Attorney
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Louiz Pena-Hermosillo,
age 26, appeared before U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on September 20,
2012, and pled guilty to one count of a superseding indictment that charged him
with escape. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in prison and/or
a $250,000 fine.
In March 2012, Pena-Hermosillo left the confines of the Yankton Federal
Prison Camp and was picked up by a woman parked in a car near the camp. The
two went to a local hotel, and the defendant later sneaked back into the prison
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and
the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US
Attorney Ann M. Hendrickson.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for
December 5, 2012. The defendant was returned to custody pending sentencing.