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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Burglary and Larceny

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Third Degree Burglary and Larceny.

Tommy Shaving, age 49, was indicted on July 10, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 19, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between November 29, 2017, and December 1, 2017, Shaving unlawfully entered and remained in the United Church of Christ church, with the intent to commit larceny. 

The Indictment also alleges that between November 29, 2017, and December 1, 2017, Shaving unlawfully took and carried away three star quilts, valued at more than $1,000.

The charges are merely accusations and Shaving is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Shaving was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for September 18, 2018.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated July 24, 2018