United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Torin DeWitt, age 25, was indicted on November 14, 2013, for Larceny. DeWitt appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 21, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges are merely accusations, and DeWitt is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The Indictment alleges that on September 30, 2012, October 23, 2013, and October 25, 2013, DeWitt stole 2 vehicles and monies not belonging to him.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
DeWitt was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.