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Lower Brule Man Arraigned on Charges of Third Degree Burglary and Aiding & Abetting

January 20, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Third Degree Burglary and Aiding & Abetting.

Brian N. LaRoche, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 11, 2011. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 20, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment. The charges are merely accusations, and LaRoche is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. LaRoche was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.

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