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Lower Brule Man Sentenced for First Degree Burglary

March 14, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man charged with First Degree Burglary was sentenced on March 14, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Troy Young Fairbanks, age 18, was sentenced to 21 months in custody, three years of supervised release, $6,211.61 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Fairbanks was indicted for Larceny and First Degree Burglary by a federal grand jury on September 21, 2010. The charge relates to Fairbanks unlawfully entering or remaining in an occupied structure, with the intent to commit the crime of larceny, in Buffalo County on July 13, 2010. He pled guilty to the charge of First Degree Burglary on December 20, 2011.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Fairbanks was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.

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