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District of South Dakota

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Eagle Butte Woman Charged with Larceny and Failure to Appear

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny and Failure to Appear.

Angel Taylor, age 32, was indicted on August 16, 2017, for the Larceny charge, and June 12, 2018, for the Failure to appear charge.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on August 2, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictments.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for each offense is up to 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 for the larceny charge alleges that Taylor unlawfully took, with the intent to steal and purloin, the personal property of an individual that is valued at more than $1,000. 

The Indictment for the Failure to Appear charge alleges that Taylor, who was required to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno for the larceny charge, did knowingly fail to do so.

The charges are merely accusations and Taylor is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Taylor was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated August 7, 2018