U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Kyle Roubideaux, age 20, of McIntosh, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on December 19, 2011, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Larceny of Less Than $1,000. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment and a $100,000 fine.
The conviction stems from an incident in the early morning hours of May 30, 2011. Roubideaux took a 1992 Chevy truck and an attached 30-foot gooseneck trailer parked on Main Street in Isabel, South Dakota. The truck and attached 30-foot goose-neck trailer were registered to Isabel Coop Elevator and did not belong to Roubideaux.
Roubideaux drove the truck, with the trailer attached, 14 miles north on Highway 65 where he attempted to turn the truck around in a field, but because of the soft mud from a recent rain, the truck got stuck in the field. The trailer frame and jack legs were broken from this maneuvering.
The investigation was conducted by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Britt M. Haxton.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for February 21, 2011. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.