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

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mission Man Sentenced for Accessory After the Fact

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Accessory After the Fact was sentenced on November 27, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jesse J. Waukechon, age 22, was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison, 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Waukechon was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2018.  He pled guilty on August 26, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on June 3, 2018, in Mission, South Dakota.  On that date, Waukechon and a male relative were at the Sunrise Apartment Complex in Mission, South Dakota, where they were working on a vehicle.  An argument ensued between Waukechon and the victim.  Waukechon and his relative subsequently got into his vehicle and began to leave the scene.  The victim threw a can of beer at Waukechon’s vehicle.  Waukechon stopped the vehicle and his relative produced a pistol, opened the passenger door and fired two rounds in the direction of the victim, striking him in the thigh.  Waukechon drove from the scene, and assisted in concealing the pistol.  Both men later admitted to the location of the pistol, and it was ultimately recovered.  The co-defendant was previously sentenced for his role in the shooting.  Both men will forfeit their interest in the pistol.

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

Waukechon was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated December 2, 2019