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Manderson man sentenced after killing two, injuring two in January crash involving alcohol

Following the sentencing hearing, Runs Against was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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MANDERSON-WHITE HORSE CREEK, S.D. — A Manderson-White Horse Creek man was sentenced to federal prison after killing two and injuring two others while driving under the influence in January.

Moses Runs Against, 39, of Manderson-White Horse Creek, was sentenced Aug. 23 to serve seven years in federal prison on two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Though each count carried a sentence of seven years, U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier ordered the two sentences to be run concurrently. Following the completion of Runs Against's prison time, he'll serve three years on supervised release. Two separate special assessments of $100 were ordered to be paid to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The charges stem from Jan. 22, 2022, when Runs Against drove while intoxicated and crashed head-on with another vehicle near Manderson-White Horse Creek, within the bounds of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

As a result of the crash, two females were killed and two other females were seriously injured.

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After an investigation was conducted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Runs Against was indicted by a federal grand jury in February and later pleaded guilty to the indictment in May.

Following the sentencing hearing, Runs Against was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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