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District of South Dakota

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty To Third Degree Burglary

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jake Morrison, age 31, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, appeared before US District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 30, 2013, and pled guilty to the indictment that charged him with Third Degree Burglary. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

The conviction is the result of a January 6, 2013, late night break-in at a downtown business in Timber Lake, South Dakota.

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

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 22, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal’s Service pending sentencing. 

Updated June 22, 2015