FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) A North Dakota man that escaped federal custody while awaiting sentencing in a manslaughter case, was sentenced to serve over 9 and a half years in federal prison.
29-year-old Sean Schroeder of Dunseith, North Dakota pled guilty to a voluntary manslaughter charge in February, and entered a guilty plea to an escape charge on Tuesday. He was sentenced on both charges in federal court.
Schroeder was also ordered to spend three years on supervised release. He must also pay $5,850 in restitution.
According to court records, Schroeder was accused of killing 43-year-old Chad Warren. Warren was found unconscious and bleeding May 12th, 2017, at a home on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. He died the next day.
An autopsy said Warren died from blunt-force injuries, and a witness told law enforcement that they saw Schroeder dragging Warren's body out of the home.
Schroeder told investigators Warren hit him, but said he couldn't remember anything between that incident and his arrest.
Police say on June 13th, Schroeder walked away from Centre Inc. off of 15th Street North in Fargo where he was on a court-ordered furlough from federal custody.
He was arrested June 15th in south Fargo and was taken to the Cass County Jail.