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Wanblee Man Guilty of Stealing Truck

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee man charged with Larceny was sentenced on July 30, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Godfrey Chipps, age 27, was sentenced to time served and 3 years' supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

In April 2011, near Wanblee, Chipps stole a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from a residence. He pled guilty on April 16, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe-Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.



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