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Box Elder Man Indicted For Burglary At Ellsworth Air Force Base

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly burglarizing a building at Ellsworth Air Force Base on March 2, 2013.

Corey Roney, age 18, was indicted on July 23, 2013, for third degree burglary, destruction of government property, and larceny.  Roney appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 25, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.  The charges are merely accusations and Roney is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Air Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Venhuizen is prosecuting the case. 

Roney was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.         

Updated June 22, 2015