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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fort Pierre Man Sentenced For Failure To Appear

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Pierre, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Appear was sentenced on July 8, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Brent Flood, age 24, was sentenced to 4 months of imprisonment followed by 4 months at a re-entry center, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  The custodial sentence will be served consecutively to a separate sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Flood was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013.  The charge stems from an incident wherein Flood, who was indicted by a federal grand Jury in September 2012 for two counts of the felony offense of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, did not show up for his change of plea scheduled for January 22, 2013.  Flood knew he was required to appear for this proceeding, but failed to appear as directed.  He was later apprehended.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case. 

Flood was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. 

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Updated June 22, 2015