BISMARCK, N.D. — A man who walked away from a Mandan halfway house while serving the reminder of a federal prison sentence says he will plead guilty to escape.

Authorities say Steven Brave Bull removed his GPS tracking device and left Centre Inc. on Aug. 11. He was arrested the same day near a Mandan water park. He faces a maximum of five years in prison.

Brave Bull was sentenced in 2008 for involuntarily manslaughter, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Brave Bull was accused of kicking 55-year-old Joel Jordan in the head and striking him with a 2-by-4, after Jorden broke a window in a home near Cannon Ball where Brave Bull and others were drinking. Authorities say Jordan died three days later.

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