United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man charged with First Degree Burglary was sentenced on December 19, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Trudell Smith, Jr., age 20, was sentenced to 57 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and $657.12 in restitution.
Smith was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 19, 2011, and pled guilty to the charge on October 4, 2011. The charge stems from an incident that took place on the evening of July 17, 2011, when Smith was intoxicated and broke into a residence by crawling through a bedroom window at night. Smith entered the residence with the intent to commit a crime inside the home.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.
Smith was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.