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Pine Ridge Man Indicted for Escape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for leaving the Community Alternatives of the Black Hills on December 15, 2012, and not returning.

Abraham Yellow Horse, age 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 8, 2013, for Escape from Custody.  Yellow Horse appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 9, 2013, and pled 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 Yellow Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Marshal’s Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.  Yellow Horse was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.  A trial date has not yet been set.

 

 

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