U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McIntosh man charged with Larceny of Less Than $1,000 was sentenced on February 21, 2012, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno. Kyle Roubideaux, age 20, was sentenced to 3 years of probation and restitution in various amounts to three separate victims.
Roubideaux was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2011. In December 2011, he pled guilty to a Superseding Information. 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 the Defendant.
The Defendant 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Britt M. Haxton.