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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Larceny

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Larceny. The sentencing took place on March 14, 2023.

True Clark, age 28, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Clark was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $395, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Clark was indicted for Larceny by a federal grand jury in October of 2022. He pleaded guilty on December 19, 2022.

Late on September 3, 2022, or in the early morning hours of September 4, 2022, Clark stole a 2017 Buick Enclave valued in excess of $20,000 from a residence in Eagle Butte. The vehicle’s owner discovered the car missing on the morning of September 4, 2022. The vehicle was equipped with OnStar. The vehicle’s owner and law enforcement contacted OnStar and were able to pinpoint the vehicle’s location as being at a specific residence in Cherry Creek, South Dakota. OnStar disabled the vehicle, and law enforcement responded to Cherry Creek. Clark was still inside the vehicle when law enforcement arrived and took him into custody.     

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Clark was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.



Updated March 20, 2023

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