Shyann Marie Dupree Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on June 18, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, SHYANN MARIE DUPREE, a 36-year-old resident of Poplar and an enrolled member in a federally-recognized tribe, pled guilty to burglary. Sentencing has been set for September 25, 2013. She is currently detained.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On April 18, 2012, DUPREE broke into a house on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation with three others when they knew the homeowner was out of town. The group stole televisions, jewelry, and other items. DUPREE admitted to entering the house and filling a suitcase with purses, while others removed televisions and placed them in a vehicle waiting outside the house. DUPREE admitted that another individual helped her sell the purses and that DUPREE used the money to buy pills.
DUPREE faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $50,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigation Division and the Poplar Police Department.