SIOUX FALLS — A Sioux Falls woman who failed to return to the Yankton County jail following a furlough earlier this year has been sentenced to 24 months in federal custody.

According to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Ron Parsons, Diana Bald Eagle, 45, was released from federal custody on a furlough in April to attend a relative’s funeral.

On April 10, 2019, Bald Eagle was released from federal custody on a furlough to attend a relative’s funeral. Bald Eagle was scheduled to return at 7 p.m. April 11. Due to severe weather, she was granted an extension and ordered to return to the Yankton County Jail no later than Sunday, April 14. Bald Eagle did not return to the Yankton County Jail on by that date, and her whereabouts were unknown until her arrest in Sioux Falls.

Bald Eagle was sentenced on Sept. 5 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant

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