Porcupine Man Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly stealing over $1,000 from the Pine Ridge Pizza Hut between November 1 and 30, 2011.
David Gay, age 25, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 24, 2012 for Larceny. Gay appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 14, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation and Gay is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.
Gay was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for July 27, 2013.