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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced to Prison for Escape from Custody

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Robert Little, age 35, was sentenced on July 29, 2019, to 5 months in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Little was found guilty of the charge following a federal jury trial in Rapid City on April 17, 2019.  Evidence at trial established that Little failed to arrive at the Community Education Center facility in Rapid City on February 6, 2019, which was the time and place designated by the United States Bureau of Prisons upon his release from their facility.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 31, 2019