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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Third Degree Burglary And Larceny

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

Randall Little Shield, age 22, was indicted on September 16, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 9, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody 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 in June 2014, Little Shield unlawfully entered the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Junior High School and took and attempted to carry away, with intent to steal and purloin, desktop computer towers, computer keyboards, computer monitors, and various other school office supplies of a value of more than $1,000.

The charges are merely an accusation and Little Shield 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 Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Little Shield was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. Trial date has been set for November 18, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015