Rosebud Man Charged with Escape from Custody

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United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Escape from Custody.

Marlow Poor Thunder, age 27, was indicted on May 10, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 12, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to five years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $250,000 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment alleges that on March 29, 2022, following a furlough to attend a medical appointment, Poor Thunder failed to report to the Winner City Jail as ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

The charge is merely an accusation and Poor Thunder is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Thunem is prosecuting the case.   

Poor Thunder was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.