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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 25, 2016

Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Escape from Custody

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Escape from Custody.

Tyson Curtis LeCompte, a/k/a Tyson Garreaux, age 22, was indicted on November 9, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 10, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on October 19, 2016, in the District of South Dakota, LeCompte knowingly escaped from the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, in that he failed to return to the Hughes County Jail in Pierre, South Dakota following a funeral furlough, as ordered by the U.S. District Court.

The charge is merely an accusation and LeCompte is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.   

LeCompte was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, the date of which has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated November 25, 2016