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Friday, June 14, 2013

Mission Woman Pleads Guilty To Second Degree Burglary

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Tara Makes Room For Them, age 19, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on June 12, 2013 and pled guilty to Second Degree Burglary.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 16, 2013, when Makes Room For Them and others burglarized homes on the Rosebud Reservation and took property that did not belong to them.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for August 28, 2013. The defendant was released from custody until July 2, 2013, when she must self-report to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015