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Eagle Butte Woman Indicted for Larceny

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny.

Sophie Little Wounded, also known as Sophie Dupris, age 35, was indicted in November of 2022.   She appeared before Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 16, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to five years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between October 8, 2022, and October 19, 2022, Little Wounded unlawfully took and carried away, with intent to steal and purloin, the personal property of another, with a value of more than $1,000.

The charge is merely an accusation and Little Wounded is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

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

 

Updated November 17, 2022

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Indian Country Law and Justice