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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Armour Man Charged with Threatening Communications

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Armour, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for threatening communications.

Larry Lee Grueschow, age 64, was indicted on August 3, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 30, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to five years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

On or about the 11th day of June, 2020, Grueschow did transmit in interstate commerce, from the State of South Dakota to Washington, D.C., a telephone communication to a member of Congress.  The telephone communication contained a threat to injure the member of Congress and others.

The charge is merely an accusation and Grueschow is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Grueschow was released pending trial.  A trial date of November 2, 2021, has been set.

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Updated September 1, 2021