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Mobridge Man Sentenced For Escape From Custody

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Escape from Custody was sentenced on September 9, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. 

Gaylen Paul Sampson, a/k/a Thurman Paul Sampson, age 38, was sentenced to 4 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
On April 10, 2013, Sampson escaped from custody of the Bureau of Prisons while at the Community Alternatives of the Black Hills facility.  He pled guilty to the charge on June 7, 2013.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Venhuizen prosecuted the case.
Sampson was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015