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Lower Brule Man Sentenced for Larceny and Aiding and Abetting

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Larceny and Aiding and Abetting was sentenced on December 16, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Demitre’ Ecoffey, age 25, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, $2,084 in restitution, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Ecoffey was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2019.  He pled guilty on December 16, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on May 26, 2017, when Ecoffey and Alan Thompson, Jr., took and vandalized personal property from the driveway and outdoor lot of an individual’s residence in Lyman County, resulting in a total loss of $2,084. 

Alan Thompson, Jr., was set to be sentenced on October 7, 2019, but failed to appear.  A warrant for his arrest has been issued. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Defendant was released following his sentencing hearing.

Updated December 19, 2019

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