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Press Release

Wounded Knee Woman Pleads To Escape From Custody

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Anna Mae Rowland, age 25, of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 14, 2013, and pled guilty to Escape from Custody. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

On August 23, 2012, Rowland failed to report to Community Alternatives of the Black Hills where she was to commence serving her sentence for a federal felony.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Venhuizen.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be scheduled.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015