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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Escape from Custody

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Escape was sentenced on July 5, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Marlow Poor Thunder, age 27, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Poor Thunder was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2022.  He pled guilty on May 26, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on March 29, 2022, in Winner, when Poor Thunder failed to report to the Winner City Jail following a furlough to attend a medical appointment, as ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.  An arrest warrant was issued on March 31, 2022.  On April 7, 2022, Poor Thunder was arrested in Sioux Falls.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Thunem prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 7, 2022