Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Misprision of a Felony was sentenced on July 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Tyler Red Eagle, age 22, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Red Eagle was indicted for First Degree Burglary, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014. He pled guilty to Misprision of a Felony on May 13, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 2, 2013, when Red Eagle’s co-defendants broke into the victim’s home and struck the victim repeatedly with their hands and objects. Red Eagle was present when the assault occurred. After the assault, Red Eagle concealed the assault from tribal and federal law enforcement officers.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marie H. Ruettgers and Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
Red Eagle was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.