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Friday, January 31, 2014

Mission Man Charged With Burglary Of A Post Office And Theft Of Mail

United  States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Burglary of a Post Office and Theft of Mail.

Jesse Robinson, age 26, was indicted on August 21, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 28, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on each count.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to an incident on June 17, 2013, when Robinson allegedly broke into the United States Post Office in Mission, and took multiple pieces of first class mail matter containing prescription medications.

The charges are merely accusations and Robinson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Postal Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.   

Robinson was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015