United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Cherry Creek man charged with Second Degree Burglary was sentenced on October 24, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Christopher James Fire Cloud, age 19, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Fire Cloud was indicted for First Degree Burglary, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2011. During the late afternoon of April 21, 2011, Fire Cloud unlawfully entered the residence of an Isabel man, and while in the residence, committed a larceny. Fire Cloud pled guilty to Second Degree Burglary on August 15, 2011.
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.
Fire Cloud was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.