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

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kadoka Man Indicted For Burglary, Destruction Of Government Property And Theft

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Kadoka, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly unlawfully entering the Indian Health Service Clinic at Wanblee and stealing prescription pills on July 5, 2013.

Lynn Standing Bear, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 9, 2013, for Third Degree Burglary, Destruction of Government Property and Theft in Connection with Health Care. 

Standing Bear appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 10, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. 

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Standing Bear was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.  A trial date has been set for September 17, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015