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District of South Dakota

Friday, November 18, 2016

Howes Man Indicted for Malicious Mischief

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Howes, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Malicious Mischief. 

Lawrence Parker, III, age 25, was indicted on November 8, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 10, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody 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 alleges that on June 4, 2016, at Eagle Butte, Parker willfully and maliciously damaged the screen on an Automated Teller Machine.

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

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

Parker was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 18, 2016