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Parmelee Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Levi D. Big Crow, Jr., age 18, of Parmelee, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on August 27, 2012, and pled guilty to Robbery.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

On May 8, 2012, Big Crow was with another individual when they robbed the Paul Mart convenience store by entering the store with bandanas on their faces to mask their appearance and brandished weapons.  Big Crow attempted to steal things of value, including merchandise and the cash register from the store clerk.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for November 19, 2012.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.



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