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Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Burglary

February 02, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Justin Gabriel, age 19, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 25, 2011, and pled guilty to count I of an indictment that charged him with first degree burglary. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 25 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both; up to five years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the victims’ assistance fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge relates to Gabriel and two other men unlawfully entering the home of another in Todd County on September 24, 2010. They then stole several firearms and firearm accessories. The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for April 11, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.
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