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District of South Dakota

Thursday, June 28, 2018

St. Francis Woman Sentenced for Escape from Custody

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, woman convicted of Escape from Custody was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Aprielle Poitra, age 22, was sentenced on June 25, 2018, to 2 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The charge related to Poitra escaping from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons at the Community Education Centers, previously known as Community Alternatives of the Black Hills, where she was in custody on December 19, 2017.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated June 28, 2018