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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary

March 28, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that John Rousseau, Jr., age 29, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on March 28, 2012, and pled guilty to one count of an indictment that charged him with Second Degree Burglary. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The conviction stems from an incident in November 2011 when Rousseau and another individual unlawfully entered a residence in Eagle Butte and stole multiple items that they could sell to others or pawn.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Law Enforcement Services. 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 June 18, 2012. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.




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