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Friday, February 15, 2013

Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty To Escape From Custody

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Abraham Yellow Horse, 24, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on February 4, 2013 and pled guilty to a charge of Escape from Custody.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years’ imprisonment and/or 3 years’ supervised release.

In December 2012, Yellow Horse left Community Alternatives of the Black Hills without permission, where he was serving the remainder of a federal sentence.  The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 3, 2013.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
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Updated June 22, 2015