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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Five Individuals Charged in Murder Case

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that three Manderson, South Dakota, men, a Rockyford, South Dakota, woman, and a Martin, South Dakota, woman have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Murder, Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, and Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder.

Tyson White Plume, age 27; Raymond White Plume, age 19; Sarah Stone, age 42; Jaimee Lewis, age 41; and Ivan White Plume a/k/a Ivan White Butterfly, age 30, were indicted in May 2022. Tyson White Plume was charged with Second Degree Murder and Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. Raymond White Plume, Sarah Stone, Jaimee Lewis, and Ivan White Plume were charged with Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder. All five individuals have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for Second Degree Murder and Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence is life in federal prison. The maximum penalty upon conviction for Accessory After the Fact is 15 years in federal prison.

The charges relate to Tyson White Plume killing a juvenile female by shooting her near Rockyford, South Dakota, in February 2022, while Raymond White Plume, Sarah Stone, Jaimee Lewis, and Ivan White Plume assisted Tyson White Plume in covering up the killing to prevent him from being apprehended. The charges are merely an accusation, and all five individuals are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelsey Blair is prosecuting the case.

Tyson White Plume, Raymond White Plume, and Ivan White Plume were detained pending trial. Sarah Stone and Jaimee Lewis were released on bond. A trial date has been set for October 4, 2022.

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Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated August 11, 2022