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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Burglary

November 15, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Cheyne Michael Thompson, age 20, of Eagle Butte, appeared before US District Judge Roberto A. Lange on November 15, 2011, and pled guilty to a count of the Indictment that charged him with Second Degree Burglary. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Thompson had performed odd jobs for the victim and was upset with her over a dispute about payment for his services. He broke into her house while she was gone and stole personal property. The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Mikal Hanson.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for February 6, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.




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