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Jury finds Parmelee Man Guilty of Attempted Robbery

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Phillip Clairmont, age 25, of Parmelee, South Dakota, was found guilty of Attempted Robbery following a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota. The verdict was returned on June 21, 2024.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Clairmont was indicted by a federal grand jury in March of 2024.  The conviction stems from an incident that occurred on January 13, 2024, in the Rosebud Indian Reservation. On that date, Clairmont assaulted a man and attempted to steal money from him.

This matter was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office because the Major Crimes Act, a federal statute, mandates that certain violent crimes alleged to have occurred in Indian country be prosecuted in federal court as opposed to State court.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date has not been set. Quigley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Updated June 27, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice