United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Escape from Custody.
Kyle Tobacco, age 28, was indicted in April of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on August 15, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge stems from Tobacco leaving the Community Education Center in Rapid City and not returning as required. The charge is merely an accusation and Tobacco is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson is prosecuting the case.
Tobacco was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.