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Mission Man Sentenced for Escape

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that a Mission, South Dakota man convicted of Escape from Custody was sentenced on October 14, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Steven Burning Breast, 26, was sentenced to four months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Steven Burning Breast was indicted for Escape from Custody by a federal grand jury in August 2022. He pleaded guilty on September 2, 2022.

Burning Breast was in Bureau of Prisons custody serving a sentence for Involuntary Manslaughter. He was placed at the Community Education Center in Rapid City to finish serving his sentence as part of a re-entry process. He walked away from the facility without permission and was found in Rapid City a few days later.  His sentence in this case will be served consecutively to the time remaining on his Involuntary Manslaughter sentence.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Burning Breast was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 19, 2022