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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary Charge

April 24, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Lawrence Oakie, age 30, of Eagle Butte, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 23, 2012, and pled guilty to Count I of the Indictment that charged him with Second Degree Burglary. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, and a period of supervised release of 3 years.

The conviction stems from an incident in November of 2011 when Oakie 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 16, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.




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