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McLaughlin Man Charged with Third Degree Burglary and Aiding and Abetting, Co-Conspirator Sentenced

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for third degree burglary and aiding and abetting.

Lyle Daniel Mousseau, age 42, was indicted on February 13, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gerdes on June 4, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

According to the Indictment, on or about July 11, 2018, Lyle Daniel Mousseau and Alexander Guy Jones unlawfully entered and remained in an unoccupied structure, that is, NAPA Auto and Truck of McLaughlin, with intent to commit the crime of larceny. 

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

Alexander Guy Jones, age 26, was sentenced on June 4, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann to 11 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for the same burglary.  Jones was indicted on October 16, 2018.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting both cases.   

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

Updated June 7, 2019

Topic
Indian Country Law and Justice