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Friday, July 29, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Escape

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Escape from Custody was sentenced on July 25, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Laun McCloskey, age 22, was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

McCloskey was charged on August 18, 2015, and pleaded guilty on April 22, 2016.  The charge relates to McCloskey leaving Community Alternatives of the Black Hills, where he was serving part of a federal sentence, without permission and not returning.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.      

Updated July 29, 2016