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Press Release

Dupree Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary And Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that William Vandervier, age 26, of Dupree, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on May 15, 2013 and pled guilty to the Superseding Information that charged him with First Degree Burglary and Simple Assault.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for First Degree Burglary is 25 years of custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; up to 5 years of supervised release; a $100 special assessment; and the Court could order restitution to the victim. The maximum penalty for Simple Assault is 6 months of custody and a $5,000 fine, or both; and a $10 special assessment.

The conviction arose from an incident that occurred in November of 2011 in Dupree, when Vandervier unlawfully entered an occupied structure at night and assaulted an adult female victim with whom he had a previous relationship.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for August 5, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015