Lower Brule Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register
January 25, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Glen Eagle Thunder, age 37, of Lower Brule, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 24, 2012, and pled guilty to the indictment that charged him with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a period of supervised release of a mandatory minimum term of 5 years up to a maximum of life.
The conviction stems from the Defendant's failure to report to Community Alternatives of the Black Hills as directed upon release from custody. During the time frame that the Defendant's whereabouts were unknown, he was in violation of his requirement to register as a sex offender.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for March 26, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
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