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Rapid City 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 Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Escape from Custody was sentenced on September 27, 2022, by 8th Circuit Judge Jonathan A. Kobes, sitting in U.S. District Court.

James Charger, 25, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Charger was indicted for Escape from Custody by a federal grand jury in April of 2022. He pleaded guilty on June 21, 2022

Charger was in Bureau of Prisons custody serving a sentence for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. 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 and was found outside of Rapid City a few weeks later.

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

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

Updated October 4, 2022