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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty To Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Vehicle

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Alec Arapahoe, age 20, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 2, 2013 and pled guilty to Interstate Transportation of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 3, 2011 when Arapahoe stole a pickup truck from Colorado and drove the vehicle from Colorado to South Dakota and onto the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

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

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 24, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015