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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Burglary and Larceny

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

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.

Michael Charlton, age 18, was indicted on April 9, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 16, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on January 29, 2019, Charlton unlawfully entered and took an amount more than $1,000 in United States currency from the Suds-N-Snacks building in Eagle Butte.

The charge is merely an accusation and Charlton 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 Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

Charlton was released pending trial.  A trial date has been set for June 18, 2019.

Updated April 24, 2019

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