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Manderson Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Manderson, South Dakota, man convicted of two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on August 23, 2022, by Judge Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court.

Moses Runs Against, age 39, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on both counts of Involuntary Manslaughter, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on each count.  The prison sentences are to be served consecutively and the time of supervised release is to be served concurrently.

Runs Against was indicted by a federal grand jury in February of 2022.  He pleaded guilty on May 13, 2022.  The conviction stems from Runs Against, while intoxicated, crashing head-on into another vehicle on January 22, 2022, just north of Manderson.  The collision resulted in the death of two females and serious injuries to two other females.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Runs Against was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated September 1, 2022

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