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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Misprision Of A Felony

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man was convicted of Misprision of a Felony and was sentenced on May 4, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Robert McLane, age 29, was sentenced to 1 month in custody, 12 months of supervised release, $925 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

McLane was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014, for Possession and Sale of a Stolen Firearm. On February 24, 2015, McLane pled guilty to a Superseding Information charging him with Misprision of a Felony.

The conviction arose from an incident that occurred on October 4, 2013, at Eagle Butte, when McLane failed to report a serious crime, even though he was very aware that the federal crimes of burglary and larceny had been committed.
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.  

Updated June 22, 2015