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

Friday, June 22, 2018

Lower Brule Man Charged with Burglary and Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Burglary, and Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Jade LaRoche, age 38, was indicted on June 12, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 15, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 35 years in federal prison and/or a $500,000 fine, up to 6 years of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on April 24, 2018, LaRoche broke into an occupied residence.  The Indictment also alleges that on May 17, 2018, while in tribal custody, LaRoche assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with a correctional officer.  The correctional officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties, and said conduct involved bodily injury to the officer.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated June 22, 2018