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Lower Brule Man Sentenced on Burglary Charge

July 31, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule man charged with Third Degree Burglary was sentenced on July 30, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Daniel Berry, age 23, was sentenced to 8 months of home confinement, 2 years of probation, $1,427 restitution, and a $100 special assessment.

Berry was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2012. In May, he pled guilty to Third Degree Burglary. The conviction stems from a burglary that occurred in December 2011 at the Lower Brule Solid Waste Facility on BIA 17. Berry cut the lock, opened the gates, and drove his car inside the area. Berry then went to the building and cut the lock on the door to gain entrance. Once inside, Berry made three trips to his car, using dollies to load up the various tools he was stealing. An inventory of the stolen items included power tools, compressors, and other valuables. Damages to a tool box were also caused during the burglary.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Berry was released to begin serving his period of home confinement.



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