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Department of Justice
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District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 27, 2021

Man admits burglary on Fort Peck Indian Reservation

GREAT FALLS – A Mississippi man accused of breaking into a residence on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and threatening individuals admitted to charges today, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Dejarreh La’Kean Talley, also known as “DJ” Talley, 23, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, pleaded guilty to burglary. Talley faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $50,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Chief Judge Morris set sentencing for Dec. 30. Talley was detained pending further proceedings.

The government alleged in court documents that at about 5:30 a.m. on June 30, 2020, law enforcement responded to a 911 call that someone had kicked in the door of a Poplar residence, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. An individual at the residence reported that Talley had kicked in a door, held a baseball bat in his hands, punched the individual in the face and threatened others. Law enforcement interviewed Talley, who admitted to kicking in the door but denied having a bat, striking the individual and threatening anyone.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan R. Plaut is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Fort Peck Law Enforcement.

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Updated September 27, 2021