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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Escape

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

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Escape from Custody was sentenced on January 31, 2023, by U.S. Circuit Judge Jonathan A. Kobes, sitting in district court.

Preston White Feather, 26, was sentenced to fifteen months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Preston White Feather was indicted for Escape from Custody by a federal grand jury in April of 2022. He pleaded guilty on October 7, 2022.

White Feather was in the Bureau of Prisons custody serving a sentence of 14 months, with three years of supervised release to follow, for Third Degree Burglary. In June of 2021 his supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment, as well as an additional 22 months’ imprisonment, and three years of supervised release to run concurrently in another criminal file. 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 in Rosebud three months later.

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

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


Updated February 7, 2023