Two Eagle Butte Men Arraigned on Burglary and Larceny Charges
February 3, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two Eagle Butte men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Burglary and Larceny.
Lawrence Oakie a/k/a LBJ Oakie, age 30, and John Rousseau, Jr., age 29, were indicted by a federal grand jury on January 18, 2012. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 1, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years' imprisonment on the burglary charge and 5 years' imprisonment on the larceny charge. The charges are merely accusations, and Oakie and Rousseau are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Britt M. Haxton is prosecuting the case. Both Oakie and Rousseau were released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for March 27, 2012.
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